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Courtly Indian Women in Late Imperial India.

By: Dey Jhala, Angma.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: eBooks on Demand.The Body, Gender and Culture: Publisher: London : Pickering & Chatto Publishers, 2008Edition: 1.Description: 1 online resource (255 p.).ISBN: 9781851965625.Subject(s): India -- Court and courtiers -- History -- 20th century | India -- Kings and rulers -- Succession -- History | India -- Politics and government -- 19th century | India -- Politics and government -- 20th century | Nobility -- India -- History | Women -- India -- Social conditions -- History | Women -- Political activity -- India -- HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Courtly Indian Women in Late Imperial IndiaDDC classification: 305.48962109540904 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Palace Politics; 2. Reading the Role of Women in Succession Disputes; 3. A Discourse on Desire; 4. Breaking (Male) Hearts; 5. Troubles in Indore, the Maharaja''s Women; 6. From ''Puradh to Parliament''; Epilogue; Notes; Works Cited; Index
Summary: Examines the political worldview of courtly and royal women in India during the late colonial and post-Independence period. This book offers a history of the zenana, which served as the ''women''s courts'' or ''female quarters of the palace'', where women lived behind pardah in seclusion.
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Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Palace Politics; 2. Reading the Role of Women in Succession Disputes; 3. A Discourse on Desire; 4. Breaking (Male) Hearts; 5. Troubles in Indore, the Maharaja''s Women; 6. From ''Puradh to Parliament''; Epilogue; Notes; Works Cited; Index

Examines the political worldview of courtly and royal women in India during the late colonial and post-Independence period. This book offers a history of the zenana, which served as the ''women''s courts'' or ''female quarters of the palace'', where women lived behind pardah in seclusion.

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