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Contents Acknowledgments ix 1. At Home in the World: Feminist Agency in the Late Nineteenth-­ Century Social Reform Novel 3 2. Desire, Death, and the Discourse of Sati: Bankimchandra Chatterjee’s Krishnakanter Uil and Rabindranath Tagore’s Chokher Bali 20 3. Erotic Worship and the Discourse of Rights: Spiritual Feminism in Saratchandra Chatterjee’s Fiction 38 4. On Purdah and Poetry: Social Reform and the Status of Urdu Poetry in Nazir Ahmad’s and Hali’s Fiction 59 5. Poetry, Piety, and Performance: The Politics of Modesty in M. H. Ruswa’s Umrao Jaan Ada and Junun-­e-­Intezaar 77 6. Toward a Feminist Modernity: The Religious-­ Erotic Politics of the Modernesque Novel 98 Glossary 113 Notes 117 Bibliography 137 Index 147 ...

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ISBN
9780810134249
Related ISBN
9780810134232
MARC Record
OCLC
965773856
Pages
168
Launched on MUSE
2017-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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