Document Type

Book Chapter

Department

History (CMC)

Publication Date

2007

Abstract

This essay brings together and complicates three stories within South Asian education history by gendering them. Thus modern education was actively pursued by mothers for their sons; indigenous education should be understood as continuing at home; and women were crucial actors in men's reform and nationalism efforts through both collaboration and resistance. Gendered history should go beyond the separate story of girls and women, or the understanding of women as mothers and mothers as the nation, to see these three processes as gendered. The essay argues for the coming together of historical and anthropological arguments and for using literature imaginatively.

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Previously linked to as: http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/u?/irw,261.

Source: Author's manuscript in pdf.

This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of chapter in a book accepted for publication.

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© 2007 Oxford University Press India

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