Women's Education and the Nationalist Response in Western India

  title={Women's Education and the Nationalist Response in Western India},
  author={P. Venkateshwar Rao},
  journal={Indian Journal of Gender Studies},
  pages={307 - 316}
  • P. Rao
  • Published 1 June 2007
  • Sociology
  • Indian Journal of Gender Studies
The question of women’s education received an uneven response in the nationalist discourse. The Brahmanical patriarchy had always denied women access to education. In Bengal long years of Muslim rule, which did not interfere in the internal affairs of the Hindu society, provided space for debates and social revolts, which in turn led to independent initiatives in women’s education and social reform. As a result, 19th-century Bengal witnessed a strong Brahmo movement and the efforts of Iswar… 
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