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={141 - 148}
  • P. Rao
  • Published 1 January 2008
  • Education
  • Indian Journal of Gender Studies
The nationalist attack led by Bal Gangadhar Tilak on women’s education—particularly on the first girl’s high school at Huzur Paga in Poona—was so strong that in the next 20 years no new girl’s school could be established (see the first part of this article in Rao 2007). In 1904, R.G. Bhandarkar lamented in the Legislative Council that there were 71 boys’ high schools and only seven for girls’. He pleaded for funds to start girls’ schools throughout Bombay presidency. Tilak attacked the lone… 
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