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Words of Her Own: Women Authors in Nineteenth-Century Bengal

Maroona Murmu

Abstract

Drawing on a spectrum of genres, such as autobiographies, diaries, didactic tracts, novels and travelogues, this book examines the sociocultural incentives that enabled the emergence of middle-class Hindu and Brahmo women authors as an ever-growing distinct category in nineteenth-century Bengal and the factors facilitating production and circulation of their creations. By exploring the intersections of class, caste, gender, language, religion, and culture in women-authored texts and by reading these within a specific milieu, the study opens up the possibility of re-configuring mainstream histo ... More

Keywords: Nineteenth-Century Bengal, Print Culture, Women Authors, Women’s Subjectivity, Autobiography, Diary, Didactic Tract, Novel, Travelogue, Book Market, Reception

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780199498000
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199498000.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maroona Murmu, author
Associate Professor, Department of History, Jadavpur University, Kolkata