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Mothering India: Women's Fiction in English Shaping Cultural History (1890-1947)

Susmita Roye


Mothering India concentrates on early Indian women’s fiction, not only evaluating their contribution to the rise of Indian Writing in English (IWE), but also exploring how they reassessed and challenged stereotypes about Indian womanhood, thereby partaking in the larger debate about social reform legislations relating to women’s rights in British India. Early women’s writings are of immense archival significance by virtue of the time period they were conceived in. In wielding their pens, these trend-setting women writers (such as Krupa Satthianadhan, Shevantibai Nikambe, Cornelia Sorabji, Nali ... More

Keywords: Women’s Studies, Colonial/Cultural History, Indian women’s history, Colonial Indian literature, Indian Writing in English, Colonial and Postcolonial studies, Indian Women’s Writing in English

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780190126254
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190126254.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susmita Roye, author
Associate Professor of English, Delaware State University