Sentiment, Middle Classes and a Culture of Childhood in Bengal


In the years following the publication of Ariès’ book, one of the strongest criticisms which was also a significant impetus for other works in the history of childhood, was of the historian’s purported claim that the ‘idea’ of childhood did not exist in medieval Europe. A slew of counterarguments from historians was provoked by this statement, whereby childhood was rescued and resurrected from non-existence to undeniable presence in the Medieval ages.


Social Section Symbolic Capital Economic Liberalization Lower Middle Class Childhood Research 
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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hia Sen
    • 1
  1. 1.KolkataIndia

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