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Gender, History & Culture: Inside the Haveli

Supriya Agarwal (Editor) Urmil Talwar (Editor)
Synopsis Gender, History and Culture: Inside the Haveli contains 22 essays that cover various aspects of Rama Mehta's novel Inside the Haveli. Each one of these explores a new dimensions -linguistic structures, historical background, rajasthani traditions, feudalism, ethnography, lifestyles, purdah, categories of power, family and gender relations. Placed within multiple frames, sociology, history and aesthetics find their own balance. Inside the haveli, the only novel of a renowned sociologists Rama Mehta, is in itself a blend of sociological constructs and individul aspirations and is viewed as an interface between tradition and modernity. The contributors to this volume include distinguished scholars like Uma Parameswaran, Ranbir Sinh, Jasbir Jain, Malashri Lal, Vrinda nabar, Pratibha Jain, Sudha Rai and several others. They have opened out hitherto invisible aspects of the novel subjecting it to critical scrutiny and, in the process, have also questioned traditional interpretations, The book will interest both ay readers and scholars of history, sociology and literature.
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About the authors

Supriya Agarwal

Supriya Agarwal is Head, Department of English, Khandelwal P.G. Girls College, Jaipur. Her Doctoral work is on the Orphan Woman Character of the Victorian Novel. She has completed UGC research projects on American and Canadian writers. Co-editor of Gender and Narrative and Writer of the Caribbean Diaspora, she has several published articles, and is currently working on South Asian Writers.

Urmil Talwar

Urmil Talwar is on the faculty of English at B.G.D. Government Girls College, Shahpura. An RES, she worked for her doctoral thesis with Professor Kaul on "The Role of Public Schools in Shaping the Literary Cultur of England During 1920's and 1930's" Co-editor of Literary Debates, she has published papers on British Fiction and theory.

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Bibliographic information

Title Gender, History & Culture: Inside the Haveli
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.12.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Rawat Publications
Language: English
isbn 9788131602478
length xvi+238p., References; 23cm.
Subjects History