European Nurses and Governesses in Indian Princely Households: "Uplifting that impenetrable veil"?

@article{Chakraborty2018EuropeanNA,
  title={European Nurses and Governesses in Indian Princely Households: "Uplifting that impenetrable veil"?},
  author={S. Chakraborty},
  journal={Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History},
  year={2018},
  volume={19},
  pages={ - }
}
  • S. Chakraborty
  • Published 2018
  • History
  • Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History
  • Abstract:Between the 1880s and 1940s, numerous European women sought work as nannies, nurses, governesses and companions in the zenanas (women's quarters) of Indian princely households. What motivated these women to work in the South Asian harem—a space long constructed by Europeans as exotic, erotic and oppressive? How did the British colonial state intervene in the nominally sovereign Indian princely states to regulate gendered domestic labors that could potentially subvert imperial… CONTINUE READING