Women and Labour in Late Colonial India : The Bengal Jute Industry (Paperback) - Sen, Samita

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Samita Sen's history of laboring women in Bengal in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries considers how social constructions of gender shaped their lives. The author demonstrates how the long-term trends in the Indian economy devalued women's labor, establishing patterns of urban migration and changing gender equations within the family. She relates these trends to the spread of dowry, enforced widowhood and child marriage. The study will make a significant contribution to the understanding of the social and economic history of colonial India and to notions of gender construction.

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Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780521035064
SKU 203957069
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0521035066
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Editors Note Samita Sen's history of laboring women in Bengal in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries considers how social constructions of gender shaped their lives. The author demonstrates how the long-term trends in the Indian economy devalued women's labor, establishing patterns of urban migration and changing gender equations within the family. She relates these trends to the spread of dowry, enforced widowhood and child marriage. The study will make a significant contribution to the understanding of the social and economic history of colonial India and to notions of gender construction.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0288
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Series Part 3

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