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Specters of Mother India-PB


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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

A history of the international controversy surrounding the 1927 publication of Mother India, an exposé of social ills in India written by Katherine Mayo, an American journalist

Portrait

Mrinalini Sinha is Associate Professor of History and Women's Studies at Pennsylvania State University. She is the author of "Colonial Masculinity: The "Manly Englishman" and the "Effeminate Bengali" in the Late Nineteenth Century" and the editor of "Mother India: Selections from the Controversial 1927 Text."

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"This is one of the most important books I've read in a long time, a brilliant and unusual accomplishment. It's full of insights backed by new evidence--from archives around the world--that will change the ways we think about colonialism and decolonization, the role of women in global and national politics, and the theories that can be mobilized to help rethink issues in twentieth-century global history." Bonnie G. Smith, author of The Gender of History: Men, Women, and Historical Practice "It is rarely that one can say of an academic book that it is unputdownable, but Specters of Mother India is just that. It is not only that it is written with a narrative skill not always to be found in historical studies, but that it offers a fresh and compelling argument about a short but crucial period (1925-1935) in pre-Independence India, as an historical turning-point. Mrinalini Sinha's reading of Katherine Mayo's Mother India as symptom and catalyst of the radical shifts that occurred in this period will impact on a number of fields, well beyond South Asian history. The monumental scholarship and stupendous historical reach of this book are breathtaking." Rajeswari Sunder Rajan, author of The Scandal of the State: Women, Law, and Citizenship in Postcolonial India "This is no ordinary history of a text; with impressive scholarship and historical imagination, Mrinalini Sinha reads the controversy surrounding the publication of Katherine Mayo's book as a fascinating chapter in the interwar history of colonialism. Questions of the empire and imperial legitimacy, the nation and its others, and feminism and citizenship emerge as issues thrown open by the historical location and reception of Mother India. This is a work of vital importance to the study of the colonial genealogy of the modern world."--Gyan Prakash, author of Another Reason: Science and the Imagination of Modern India
EAN: 9780822337959
ISBN: 0822337959
Untertitel: 'Radical Perspectives'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: DUKE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2006
Seitenanzahl: 392 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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