Sexuality, Obscenity, Community

Women, Muslims, and the Hindu Public in Colonial India

  • Authors
  • Charu Gupta

Part of the Comparative Feminist Studies book series (CFS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Charu Gupta
    Pages 1-29
  3. Charu Gupta
    Pages 85-122
  4. Charu Gupta
    Pages 123-195
  5. Charu Gupta
    Pages 268-320
  6. Charu Gupta
    Pages 321-329
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 330-388

About this book


Through analysis of an impressive array of 'low' and 'high' Hindu literatures, particularly pamphlets, tracts, newspapers, and archival data, Gupta explores the emerging discourse of gender and sexuality, which was essential to the development of notions of Hindu communitality and nationalism in the colonial period. The book offers an exceptionally nuanced account of Hindi gender politics.


gender India oral discourse women

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