Exam to be given on April 23 Date of submission : May 3rd Quiz: April 26 In class discussion: April 21 Women?s ?question? in 19th century india Hard to change social attitudes Colonial/missionary criticism Huge factor Changed sensibilities of the colonial middle class Ending aspects of ?seclusion? for women Ambivalence about changes in condition of women Popular art Kalighat ? pot painting Pot painting Canvas ? rolled up. String to hang up Umbrella lady chasing husband ?elokeshi pot? Women with long and loose hair Refers to a scandal that had occurred in 19th century Aim? Not to give women ?complete? autonmy OR to give up their traditional roles in society Wanted to strengthen them. Make them better wifes etc. Strenghtedm then in traditional roles Aim to reinforce women in their traditional roles within the home Companionate marriage Changes in the nature of family In the structure and composition of the family Kadambini She went to school. Graduated. She married a man who was much older than her, but when she married she was 16 or 17 She went to college and wanted to go to med. School. Even british had to make special arrangements to admit her With her husbands support, she went to britian with higher studies in medicine. She bacme first women in britan to get that high education. First few jobs to women were teaching and doctors For child birth and care a lot of conservatives would want women doctors Indian literati Educated middle class Tended to divide the realm of culture into two parts Inner realm Corresponds to the home; we associate women to the home. Women are custodians of home and home is seen as core of culture. Where core, indigenous culturual values are preserved. Outer realm Public sphere. Reading, etc. View that while you can make changes in outer realm, be careful of changes in inner realm.
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