Women of the Raj

Women of the Raj

These women were at the heart of the imperial enterprise. It was their role to support the men's work, raise the children and attempt to replicate British society thousands of miles from home.

Author: Margaret Macmillan

Publisher:

ISBN: 0500293740

Category: British

Page: 320

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The apparent glamour of the Indian Raj continues to fascinate long after the British quit the subcontinent. But along with the beauty of the Indian landscape and the privilege of servants and holidays in hill stations, British women in that vanished world faced challenges and fears that came from being an alien ruling minority. These women were at the heart of the imperial enterprise. It was their role to support the men's work, raise the children and attempt to replicate British society thousands of miles from home. They struggled in the face of heat, illness, loneliness and boredom as well as different customs, languages and religions. The distinguished historian and bestselling author Margaret MacMillan, drawing on letters and memoirs, novels and interviews, brings vividly to life their experiences - humdrum, extraordinary, light-hearted, tragic - at the height of the Raj, from the 1850s to Indian independence in 1947.
Categories: British

Wicked Women Of The Raj European Women Who Broke Society Rules And Married Life

Wicked Women Of The Raj   European Women Who Broke Society Rules And Married Life

The book gives us the stories of twenty different European women who broke society's rules to marry the 'heathen' Indian princes. Who were these women?

Author: Coralie Younger

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 8172234546

Category: History

Page: 260

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An unputdownablc factual account of the zenana world of the rajas and sultans of India, concentrating on the firangi bahus and begums of this veiled world of myths and folklores. The book gives us the stories of twenty different European women who broke society's rules to marry the 'heathen' Indian princes. Who were these women? Were they gold-diggers, or hopeless romantics hoping to enact their own Cinderella fairy-tale? Did they live happily ever after? Set against the backdrop of India's independence struggle, the book has a delicious and potent mix of flavours - the end of the British Raj and the downfall of the pompous and extravagant Indian aristocracy.
Categories: History

Women of the Raj

Women of the Raj

Generously illustrated, the book vividly brings to life the experiences of these women-exotic, jolly, humdrum, tragic-for contemporary readers.

Author: Margaret MacMillan

Publisher: Penguin Canada

ISBN: 0143052616

Category: Britanniques

Page: 211

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"From the author of the #1 bestselling" Paris 1919, "a revealing portrait of Englishwomen in colonial India" During Britain's rule of India-the Raj-women were expected to create a replica of British society in the face of almost insuperable difficulties. Exiled to a strange land, surrounded by people whose language, customs, and religion were mysterious and for the most part alien, how did these women react and live? How did they adjust, if at all, to life in bungalows with teams of servants, to repeated moves and heartbreaking separations from their families, to the heat, illness, loneliness, and boredom, to holidays in hill-stations and the unforgettable Indian landscapes? Focusing in particular on the 1850s to 1947, Margaret MacMillan explores those questions in fascinating detail, drawing on the women's own letters and memoirs, on novels and interviews with relatives, including her own grandmother. Generously illustrated, the book vividly brings to life the experiences of these women-exotic, jolly, humdrum, tragic-for contemporary readers.
Categories: Britanniques

Women Writers of the Raj

Women Writers of the Raj

Author: Saros Cowasjee

Publisher: London : Grafton

ISBN: STANFORD:36105000355565

Category: Anglo-Indian fiction

Page: 265

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Categories: Anglo-Indian fiction

WOMEN OF THE RAJ

WOMEN OF THE RAJ

Author: PROFESSOR MARGARET. MACMILLAN

Publisher:

ISBN: 1781258872

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The Fishing Fleet

The Fishing Fleet

They were known as the Fishing Fleet, and this book is their story, hitherto untold. For these young women, often away from home for the first time, one thing they could be sure of was a rollicking good time.

Author: Anne de Courcy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780297863830

Category: History

Page: 320

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The adventurous young women who sailed to India during the Raj in search of husbands. From the late 19th century, when the Raj was at its height, many of Britain's best and brightest young men went out to India to work as administrators, soldiers and businessmen. With the advent of steam travel and the opening of the Suez Canal, countless young women, suffering at the lack of eligible men in Britain, followed in their wake. This amorphous band was composed of daughters returning after their English education, girls invited to stay with married sisters or friends, and yet others whose declared or undeclared goal was simply to find a husband. They were known as the Fishing Fleet, and this book is their story, hitherto untold. For these young women, often away from home for the first time, one thing they could be sure of was a rollicking good time. By the early 20th century, a hectic social scene was in place, with dances, parties, amateur theatricals, picnics, tennis tournaments, cinemas and gymkhanas, with perhaps a tiger shoot and a glittering dinner at a raja's palace thrown in. And, with men outnumbering women by roughly four to one, romances were conducted at alarming speed and marriages were frequent. But after the honeymoon, life often changed dramatically: whisked off to a remote outpost with few other Europeans for company, and where constant vigilance was required to guard against disease, they found it a far cry from the social whirlwind of their first arrival. Anne de Courcy's sparkling narrative is enriched by a wealth of first-hand sources - unpublished memoirs, letters and diaries rescued from attics - which bring this forgotten era vividly to life.
Categories: History

Women Against the Raj

Women Against the Raj

This is a ground-breaking history of the Rani of Jhansi Regiment, part of the Indian National Army led by Bengali revolutionary Subhas Chandra Bose during World War II. The Regiment, a hitherto forgotten part of "the Forgotten Army," was ...

Author: Joyce Lebra

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

ISBN: 9789812308092

Category: History

Page: 132

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This is a ground-breaking history of the Rani of Jhansi Regiment, part of the Indian National Army led by Bengali revolutionary Subhas Chandra Bose during World War II. The Regiment, a hitherto forgotten part of "the Forgotten Army," was composed largely of teenage volunteers from Malayan rubber estates, girls who had never seen India yet were eager to enlist to liberate India from colonial bondage. Bose, creator of the Regiment, connected a historical thread extending from the original Rani of Jhansi, killed in battle by the British in 1858, through Bengali women revolutionaries of the 1930s, to the Regiment, which he hoped would spearhead the liberation of India. The Rani of Jhansi Regiment provides a model of empowerment relevant for contemporary Indian women.
Categories: History

Imperial Women Writers in Victorian India

Imperial Women Writers in Victorian India

This book is about Victorian women’s representations of colonial life in India.

Author: Éadaoin Agnew

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319331959

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 203

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This book is about Victorian women’s representations of colonial life in India. These accounts contributed to imperial rule by exemplifying an idealized middle-class femininity and attesting to the Anglicisation of the subcontinent. Writers described familiarly feminine modes of experience, focusing on the domestic environment, household management, the family, hobbies and pastimes, romance and courtship and their busy social lives. However, this book reveals the extent to which their lives in India bore little resemblance to their lives in Britain and suggests that the acclaimed transportation of the home culture was largely an ideological construct iterated by women writers in the service of the Raj. In this way, they subverted the constraints of Victorian gender discourses and were part of a growing proto-feminism.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Women Empowerment Through Panchayati Raj Institutions

Women Empowerment Through Panchayati Raj Institutions

Study conducted in Samastīpur District of Bihar, India.

Author: Minni Thakur

Publisher: Concept Publishing Company

ISBN: 8180696804

Category: Panchayat

Page: 150

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Study conducted in Samastīpur District of Bihar, India.
Categories: Panchayat

Ribbons Among the Rajahs

Ribbons Among the Rajahs

Some kept journals, others wrote letters, and for the first time Patrick Wheeler tells their story in this fascinating and colorful history, exploring the little-known lives of these women and their experiences of life in India before the ...

Author: Patrick Wheeler

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473893290

Category: History

Page: 248

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From the mid-eighteenth century onwards, British women started traveling in any numbers to the East Indies, mostly to accompany husbands, brothers or fathers. Very little about them is recorded from the earlier years, about the remarkable journeys that they made and what drove them to travel those huge distances. Some kept journals, others wrote letters, and for the first time Patrick Wheeler tells their story in this fascinating and colorful history, exploring the little-known lives of these women and their experiences of life in India before the Raj.With a perceptive approach, Ribbons Among the Rajahs considers all aspects of women's lives in India, from the original discomfort of traversing the globe and the complexities of arrival through to creating a home in a tight-knight settlement community. It considers, too, the effects of the subservience of women to the needs of men and argues for the greater fusion of European cultures that existed prior to imperial times.
Categories: History

Below the Peacock Fan

Below the Peacock Fan

Author: Marian Fowler

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 0140082336

Category: History

Page: 337

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Categories: History

Women in Panchayati Raj

Women in Panchayati Raj

This Book Deals With Women`S Role And Empowerment, Specially In Panchayati Raj Institutions. The Book Is The Outcome Of A Two-Day Seminar Held On 27-28 April, 200 At The Indian Social Institute, New Delhi.

Author: Ambrose Pinto

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015051622242

Category: Human rights

Page: 235

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This Book Deals With Women`S Role And Empowerment, Specially In Panchayati Raj Institutions. The Book Is The Outcome Of A Two-Day Seminar Held On 27-28 April, 200 At The Indian Social Institute, New Delhi.
Categories: Human rights

Indian Tales of the Raj

Indian Tales of the Raj

As rich and varied as India itself, these accounts bring to the reader the Indian perspective on the British Raj.

Author: Zareer Masani

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520071271

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 164

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As rich and varied as India itself, these accounts bring to the reader the Indian perspective on the British Raj. Included are the memories and experiences of more than fifty Indian men and women who worked under the British, made friends with them, and then fought to throw them out. They describe the role of apprentice under the sahibs, the complex racial barriers that divided the rulers from the ruled, the Western education which eventually encouraged rebellion, and the ways in which liberal British political arguments were turned against the Raj by nationalist campaigns to force the British to quit India.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Indian Ladies Magazine 1901 1938

The Indian Ladies  Magazine  1901   1938

This book examines the varied influences and accomplishments of the Indian Ladies’ Magazine, the first Indian magazine established and edited by an Indian woman—Kamala Satthianadhan—in English, written by women, for women.

Author: Deborah Anna Logan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781611462227

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

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This book examines the varied influences and accomplishments of the Indian Ladies’ Magazine, the first Indian magazine established and edited by an Indian woman—Kamala Satthianadhan—in English, written by women, for women. This publication recorded and participated in the most pivotal moment in modern Indian history and did so by appealing to both the conservative and progressive socio-political urges marking the era.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Stories for South Asian Supergirls

Stories for South Asian Supergirls

Through the fascinating stories of 60 women from Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Bhutan, South Asian girls will have a chance to dream about lives for themselves that radically differ from the ...

Author: Raj Kaur Khaira

Publisher:

ISBN: 1911271229

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

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Through the fascinating stories of 50 women from Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka, South Asian girls will have a chance to dream about lives for themselves that radically differ from the limited narratives written for them by their culture, wider society and the media. From a prominent suffragette (Sophia Duleep Singh) to the Indian princess who spied for Britain in World War II (Noor Inayat Khan) and a Booker Prize-winning author (Arundhati Roy), Stories for South Asian Supergirls seeks to redress the imbalance for young girls of colour by empowering them to break new ground for themselves and to inspire others in the process. Each biography is illustrated with a striking portrait by a team of talented female South Asian artists, making the book a collector's item in its own right. 100% of the author's share of proceeds from book sales will be donated to charity.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Ideologies of the Raj

Ideologies of the Raj

Students of modern Indian history and the British Empire will find this book relevant & accessible. Ideoligies of the Raj examines how the British sought to justify their rule over India.

Author: Thomas R. Metcalf

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521589371

Category: History

Page: 244

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Students of modern Indian history and the British Empire will find this book relevant & accessible. Ideoligies of the Raj examines how the British sought to justify their rule over India.
Categories: History

Of the Raj Maharajas and Me

Of the Raj  Maharajas and Me

Sometimes , when I was returning after seeing a play at the Haymarket , I would see him walking arm - in - arm with women who looked like tarts with painted ...

Author: Mandayam A. Sreenivasan

Publisher: South Asia Books

ISBN: UOM:39015029948331

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 273

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Reminiscences of a civil service official with the princely state of Mysore and Gwalior, and later with the government of British India.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Participation of Women in the Panchayati Raj System

Participation of Women in the Panchayati Raj System

Mehta , G . S . ( 1997 ) , Participation of Women in Panchayati Raj System in Uttarakhand , Manpower Journal , Vol . XXVII , No . 4 , January - February .

Author: G. S. Mehta

Publisher: Kanishka Publishers Distributors

ISBN: UVA:X004748100

Category: India

Page: 205

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With reference to India.
Categories: India