The Frail Hero and Virile History: Gender and the Politics of Culture in Colonial Bengal (SOAS Studies on South Asia)

The Frail Hero and Virile History: Gender and the Politics of Culture in Colonial Bengal (SOAS Studies on South Asia) by Indira Chowdhury

ISBN10: 0195644298
ISBN13: 978-0195644296
Author: Indira Chowdhury
Title: The Frail Hero and Virile History: Gender and the Politics of Culture in Colonial Bengal (SOAS Studies on South Asia)
Publisher: School of Oriental and African Studies; 1 edition (October 29, 1998)
Language: English
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The Frail Hero and Virile History: Gender and the Politics of Culture in Colonial Bengal (SOAS Studies on South Asia) by Indira Chowdhury



Demonstrating the centrality of gender in the formation of a national identity, Indira Chowdhury opens up fresh ways to scrutinize the links between nationalism and Indian modernity, examining how indigenous cultural forms are constructed for a modern political identity.

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