Nationalism and Feminism in Late Colonial India: The Rani of Jhansi Regiment, 1943–1945

  title={Nationalism and Feminism in Late Colonial India: The Rani of Jhansi Regiment, 1943–1945},
  author={Carolyn Rose Landon Hills and Daniel C. Silverman},
  journal={Modern Asian Studies},
  pages={741 - 760}
Between 1943 and 1945, 1,500 Indian women in Burma, Malaya and Singapore exchanged their colorful saris for the khakis, breeches, half caps and boots of the Rani of Jhansi Regiment, the all-female brigade of the Indian National Army (INA). Under the leadership of Subhas Chandra Bose, Hindus, Muslims, and Sikhs, members of the moneyed elite and the daughters of rubber plantation laborers shared the same food and fate to fight a jungle war for India's freedom. 

Social Memory and Indian Women from Malaya and Singapore in the Rani of Jhansi Regiment

The Rani of Jhansi Regiment (RJR) is scarcely visible in the social memory of the Japanese occupation in Southeast Asia and the activities of Subhash Chandra Bose on behalf of the Indian nationalist


This study is aimed to evaluate the spirit of nationalism among Indian women in Malaya during and after the Japanese occupation between 1941 to 1948. Malaya’s sustainable economic growth required

Indian Women in Malaya, 1900 to 1945: Migration Experiences and Socioeconomic Condition

This study aimed to evaluate the process of migration and the socioeconomic status of Indian women in Malaya between 1900 to 1945. The sustainable economic growth of the country requires an increase

Our plucky sisters who have dared to fight: Indian Women and the Satyagraha movement in South Africa

This paper attempts to provide a gendered analysis of the Satyagraha movement in South Africa in 1913 with reference to Natal. It examines Indian women's role in this movement within the ideological

World religions and norms of war

With the arrival of Aryans in the subcontinent around 1500 BCE, Hinduism took root and still continues to be the dominant religion of South Asia, where about one-fifth of the world’s population

Nationalism: Dynamics of the Discourse and Women

ion from the beginning to the end. The mother figure evokes the sentiment and emotion for the land and it is this sentiment for the “motherland,” which inspires the subjects to fight collectively

Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi and its topicality

ABSTRACT Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi is a recently released Indian historical biopic of Rani Lakshmi Bai. Through historical re-imagining, the film renders several potential social and political


Most Sikh militants who picked up the gun against the Indian state in the aftermath of Operation Bluestar (June 1984) were male, but a handful of women also took part in the armed struggle for an

Gandhi's Newspaperman: T. G. Narayanan and the quest for an independent India, 1938–46

Abstract The expansion of the colonial public sphere in India during the 1930s and 1940s saw the nation's English-language press increasingly serve as a key site in the struggle for freedom despite

Political Activism and Dance: The Sarabhais and Nonviolence Through the Arts

This essay is part of a broader book project: An anthropology of the elite that examines the political engagement of a family of performers in India, the Sarabhais. Here I engage with the work of



Feminism and Nationalism in the Third World

For twenty-five years, Kumari Jayawardenas text has been an essential primer on the history of womens movements in Asia and the Middle Eastfrom Egypt, Turkey and Iran, to India, Sri Lanka, China,

Caste in Modern India

IT IS my aim in this essay' to marshal evidence to show that during the last century or more, the institution of caste has found new fields of activity. The manner in which the British transferred

The changing position of Indian women

tion and a corresponding change in the husband-wife relationship. More recently, urban migration, female political participation, education, careers, and the activities of social reformers have all

The Rani of Jhansi: A Study in Female Heroism in India

metaphor in favor of multiple thresholds, which allow him to posit a single working class (although with many cautions and hedges). Holmstrom begins with a review of industrial labor research in

An Indian Pilgrim: an Unfinished Autobiography and Collected Letters, 1897-1921.

Considering the regular output of glib, freewheeling generalizations in biographical accounts of Subhas Chandra Bose, the Netaji Research Bureau deserves praise for allowing the controversial Indian

Women and Politics: An International Perspective

Since the 1960s, the increasing involvement of women in mainstream politics and the impact of the "second wave" of feminism have given rise to an enormous volume of writing on women and politics.

Indian women and leadership

AbstractTo talk about women in the context of leadership must appear rather paradoxical, at least within academic sociology. Most studies of leadership start from the perspective of elites, and whi...

The glory that is I. N. A.