Writing stri dharma: international feminism, nationalist politics, and women's press advocacy in late colonial India

  title={Writing stri dharma: international feminism, nationalist politics, and women's press advocacy in late colonial India},
  author={Michelle Elizabeth Tusan},
  journal={Women's History Review},
  pages={623 - 649}
Abstract This article contributes to recent historical debates regarding the shared connections between the colony and the metropole in British-ruled India through the examination of Stri Dharma, a widely known journal started in India in 1918 by British feminists. Neither completely British nor Indian in character, this women-run journal emerged during the 1920s and 1930s as an international feminist news medium targeted at Anglo-Indian, Indian, and British women readers. This broad-ranging… 
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