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Mother India: Selections from the Controversial 1927 Text, Edited and with an Introduction by Mrinalini Sinha

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Mother India, a polemical attack against Indian self-rule written by U.S. historian Katherine Mayo, was met with a storm of controversy when it was published in 1927. The controversy generated still reverberates and thus is still worth revisiting, some fifty years after Indian independence. In responding to Mayo's argument laid out in Mother India, the leaders of the national movement and the independent women's movement in India laid the foundations of an alliance that gave modern Indian nationalism its distinctive character.

Mrinalini's Sinha's edition provides selections of this controversial book and commentary on the Mother India phenomenon. It also reprints a range of responses from Mayo's contemporaries. Sinha's edition works to locate the book and the controversy it incited in the context of U.S. domestic, British Imperial, and Indian nationalist politics. Unlike previous editions, Sinha's examines the history of cultural feminisms and the relations between women's movements in the United States, Britain, and India; the examination of these different movements reveals intriguing insights into the nature of the varied reactions to Mayo's book. The edition includes several formerly obscure contemporary responses to Mother India from representatives of the women's movement and of the anti-caste movement in India.

Intended as a tool for students and teachers alike, this book will be an important text in the field of women's studies, cultural studies, political science, history, and religion, among others.

Mrinalini Sinha is Associate Professor of History, Southern Illinois University. She is the author of Colonial Masculinity: The 'Manly Englishman' and the 'Effeminate Bengali' in the Late Nineteenth Century.

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A new edition of Mayo's controversial 1927 book, with commentary that sheds new light on Indian nationalism of this period

Product Details

ISBN:
9780472067152
Editor:
Sinha, Mrinalini
Author:
Sinha, Mrinalini
Author:
Mayo, Katherine
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Location:
Ann Arbor
Subject:
India
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Government (non-U.S.)
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
Asia - India
Subject:
Asia - India & South Asia
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Government - Comparative
Subject:
India Social conditions.
Subject:
Women -- India -- Social conditions.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies
Subject:
World History - India
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Edition Description:
Paper Text
Series Volume:
al-juz® 9
Publication Date:
20000331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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