Sex and the Family in Colonial India

Author: Durba Ghosh
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521857048
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Study of conjugal relationships between Indian women and British men in colonial India.

Race Religion and Law in Colonial India

Author: Chandra Mallampalli
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139505076
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How did British rule in India transform persons from lower social classes? Could Indians from such classes rise in the world by marrying Europeans and embracing their religion and customs? This book explores such questions by examining the intriguing story of an interracial family who lived in southern India in the mid-nineteenth century. The family, which consisted of two untouchable brothers, both of whom married Eurasian women, became wealthy as distillers in the local community. A family dispute resulted in a landmark court case, Abraham v. Abraham. Chandra Mallampalli uses this case to examine the lives of those involved, and shows that far from being products of a 'civilizing mission' who embraced the ways of Englishmen, the Abrahams were ultimately - when faced with the strictures of the colonial legal system - obliged to contend with hierarchy and racial difference.

Slavery Abolitionism and Empire in India 1772 1843

Author: Andrea Major
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
ISBN: 1846317584
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In Slavery, Abolitionism and Empire in India, 1772–1843, Andrea Major asks why, at a time when the East India Company's expansion in India, British abolitionism, and the missionary movement were all at their height, was the existence of slavery in India so often ignored, denied, or excused? By exploring Britain's ambivalent relationship with both real and imagined slaveries in India and the official, evangelical, and popular discourses that surrounded them, she seeks to uncover the various political, economic, and ideological agendas that allowed East Indian slavery to be represented as qualitatively different from its transatlantic counterpart.

Sex and the Family in Colonial India South Asian Edition

Author: Durba Ghosh
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ISBN: 9780521898799
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In the early years of the British Empire, cohabitation between Indian women and British men was commonplace and to some degree tolerated. However, as Durba Ghosh argues in a challenge to the existing historiography, anxieties about social status, appropriate sexuality, and the question of who could be counted as 'British' or 'Indian' were constant concerns of the colonial government even at this time. By following the stories of a number of mixed-race families, at all levels of the social scale, from high-ranking officials and noblewomen to rank-and-file soldiers and camp followers, and also the activities of indigenous female concubines, mistresses and wives, the author offers a fascinating account of how gender, class and race affected the cultural, social and even political mores of the period. The book makes an original and signal contribution to scholarship on colonialism, gender and sexuality.

Gentlemanly Terrorists

Author: Durba Ghosh
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316949656
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In Gentlemanly Terrorists, Durba Ghosh uncovers the critical place of revolutionary terrorism in the colonial and postcolonial history of modern India. She reveals how so-called 'Bhadralok dacoits' used assassinations, bomb attacks, and armed robberies to accelerate the departure of the British from India and how, in response, the colonial government effectively declared a state of emergency, suspending the rule of law and detaining hundreds of suspected terrorists. She charts how each measure of constitutional reform to expand Indian representation in 1919 and 1935 was accompanied by emergency legislation to suppress political activism by those considered a threat to the security of the state. Repressive legislation became increasingly seen as a necessary condition to British attempts to promote civic society and liberal governance in India. By placing political violence at the center of India's campaigns to win independence, this book reveals how terrorism shaped the modern nation-state in India.

Lines of the Nation

Author: Laura Bear
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231511515
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Lines of the Nation radically recasts the history of the Indian railways, which have long been regarded as vectors of modernity and economic prosperity. From the design of carriages to the architecture of stations, employment hierarchies, and the construction of employee housing, Laura Bear explores the new public spaces and social relationships created by the railway bureaucracy. She then traces their influence on the formation of contemporary Indian nationalism, personal sentiments, and popular memory. Her probing study challenges entrenched beliefs concerning the institutions of modernity and capitalism by showing that these rework older idioms of social distinction and are legitimized by forms of intimate, affective politics. Drawing on historical and ethnographic research in the company town at Kharagpur and at the Eastern Railway headquarters in Kolkata (Calcutta), Bear focuses on how political and domestic practices among workers became entangled with the moralities and archival technologies of the railway bureaucracy and illuminates the impact of this history today. The bureaucracy has played a pivotal role in the creation of idioms of family history, kinship, and ethics, and its special categorization of Anglo-Indian workers still resonates. Anglo-Indians were formed as a separate railway caste by Raj-era racial employment and housing policies, and other railway workers continue to see them as remnants of the colonial past and as a polluting influence. The experiences of Anglo-Indians, who are at the core of the ethnography, reveal the consequences of attempts to make political communities legitimate in family lines and sentiments. Their situation also compels us to rethink the importance of documentary practices and nationalism to all family histories and senses of relatedness. This interdisciplinary anthropological history throws new light not only on the imperial and national past of South Asia but also on the moral life of present technologies and economic institutions.

Missionary Discourses of Difference

Author: E. Cleall
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137032391
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Missionary Discourse examines missionary writings from India and southern Africa to explore colonial discourses about race, religion, gender and culture. The book is organised around three themes: family, sickness and violence, which were key areas of missionary concern, and important axes around which colonial difference was forged.

Recent trends in historical studies

Author: A. Satyanarayana
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This volume is felicitate Prof. Ravula Soma Reddy, by two of his Ekalavyastudents of Prof. Ravula. Soma Reddy During his career in the Dept. of History,Osmania University, Hyderabad, he has rendered yeomen service both as anacademician, researcher, teacher as well as an administrator. The papers in thisVolume written by distinguished scholars highlight the warmth of affection theyhold towards Prof. Ravula Soma Reddy. A long cherished wish of the Editorswas to present a volume of essays written to felicitate him. The articles 47 innumber are arranged in six sections thematically and chronologically. Section I-Society and Culturecontains 5 papers dealing with medieval and modernperiods. Section II-Religion and Philosophy carries six papers which dealt withvarious facets of religion-Hindu, Buddhist and Christian. Section Ill-Economycontains 11 papers dealing with the nature of economic changes during medievaland modern periods. Section IV-Administration and PolityConsists of 8 papers.They dealt with various aspects of polity and administration during modernperiod-Princely states, freedom struggle, state policy during British period,press and its role in vernacular literature, Ambedkars philosophy etc., SectionV- Archaeology, Art and Architecture contains 10 papers, dealing with themultifaceted aspects of Art, Architecture, Prehistory, Buddhist Art andIconography etc. Section VI-Historiographycontains 5 papers, which dealwith folklore in the local histories of Temples, private ownership of land anddisputes in medieval period, Mughal and Persian documents and their significanceetc in this volume . This Volume will prove indispensable to scholars andstudents of Indian History.,and book will be useful addition to all libraries interestedin the political history, administration, social, economic, anthropological andsociological studies in India and also to a general reader.