Rhetoric and Reality

Gender and the Colonial Experience in South Asia
Author(s): 
Powell, Avril A.
Author(s): 
Lambert-Hurley, Siobhan
ISBN: 
0195677048
Date published: 
February 2006
Hardback
Price: 
£21.99

This collection of essays focuses on the relationship between ideas and practice, 'rhetoric and reality', with specific reference to gender in colonial India. It brings together contributions by scholars across the world, to focus on three main themes: domesticity, the body, and modernity, through analysis of specific case studies from the period from around 1870 to the 1930s.