Behind the Veil: Resistance, Women and the Everyday in Colonial South Asia

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Springer, Sep 2, 2008 - History - 233 pages
This book re-examines 'everyday resistance', gender and power through the lens of women's experiences in colonial South Asia. Moving away from educated and outstanding figures and drawing on a range of unconventional sources, it unearths a narrative of deep and enduring resistance offered by less extraordinary women in their daily lives.

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PADMA ANAGOL Lecturer in History, Cardiff University, UK CLARE ANDERSON Senior Lecturer, University of Leicester, UK GERALDINE FORBES Distinguised Teaching Professor, State University of New York Oswego, USA ANINDITA GHOSH Lecturer in Modern History, University of Manchester, UK SIOBHAN LAMBERT-HURLEY Senior Lecturer in Modern History, Nottingham Trent University, UK NITA VARMA PRASAD Assistant Professor of History, East Stroudsburg University, USA TANIKA SARKAR Professor of Modern History, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

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