Learning femininity in colonial India explores the colonial mentalities that shaped and were shaped by women living in colonial India between 1820 and 1932. Using a broad framework the book examines the many life experiences of these women and how their position changed, both personally and professionally, over this long period of study. Drawing on a rich documentary record from archives in the United Kingdom, India, Pakistan, North America, Ireland and Australia this book builds a clear picture of the colonial-configured changes that influenced women interacting with the colonial state.
This book will appeal to students and academics working on the history of empire and imperialism, gender studies, postcolonial studies and the history of education. -- .
Tim Allender is an Associate Professor at the University of Sydney -- .