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Indian Ladies and Colonial 'Improvement': Reading

Tanika Sarkar, Hindu Wife, Hindu Nation: Community, Religion and Cultural Nationalism (Delhi: Permanent Black, 2001).

Geraldine Forbes, Women in Modern India (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999)

Padma Anagol McGinn, “The Emergence of the Female Criminal in India: Infanticide and Survival Under the Raj,” History Workshop Journal 53(2002): 73-93.

Maneesha Lal, “The Politics of Gender and Medicine in Colonial India: The Countess of Dufferin’s Fund, 1885-1888.” Bulletin of the History of Medicine 68, 1 (1994), pp. 29-66.

Kumkum Sangari and Sudesh Vaid, “Recasting Women: An Introduction”, in Kumkum Sangari and Sudesh Vaid (eds), Recasting Women: Essays in Indian Colonial History (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1990), pp. 1-26.

Lata Mani, “Contentious Traditions: The Debate on Sati in Colonial India”, in Kumkuma Sangari and Sudesh Vaid (eds), Recasting Women: Essays in Indian Colonial History (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers, 1989), pp. 88-126.

Partha Chatterjee, “The Nationalist Resolution of the Women’s Question” in Kumkum Sangari and Sudesh Vaid (eds), Recasting Women: Essays in Indian Colonial History (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers, 1989), pp. 233-53.

Partha Chatterjee, “Colonialism, Nationalism and Colonized Women: The Contest in India”, American Ethnologist 16, 4 (1989): 622-633.

Katherine Mayo’s Mother India: Selections from the Controversial 1927 Text, Edited and with an Introduction by Mrinalini Sinha (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2000).

Mrinalini Sinha, Specters of Mother India: The Global Restructuring on an Empire (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2006).