Rewriting History - The Life and Times of Pandita Ramabai

Rewriting History - The Life and Times of Pandita Ramabai

By: Uma Chakravarti (author)Paperback

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Pandita Ramabai was one of India's earliest feminists. Honored with the title of Saraswati in Calcutta in 1879, she soon alienated the men who had initially supported her. A high-caste Hindu widow, Ramabai converted to Christianity, an act that was seen not only as a betrayal of her religion but of her very nation. A classic study, Rewriting History does more than introduce one of the foremost thinkers of nineteenth-century India; it rescues Ramabai from the marginalization of her contemporaries. Arguing that this controversial figure has been actively suppressed in the writing of India's pre-independence history, Uma Chakravarti liberates Ramabai with an acute and nuanced critique of the power relations and hierarchies within a colonized society. Thoroughly researched and meticulously detailed, Rewriting History is essential reading for those interested in gender, class, and caste in nineteenth-century India.

About Author

Uma Chakravarti, a women's rights activist, was a lecturer at Miranda House College for Women, Delhi University, and has written on issues of caste, labor, and gender.

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  • ISBN13: 9789381017944
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 492
  • ID: 9789381017944
  • weight: 338
  • ISBN10: 9381017948

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