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Love in a Colonial Climate: Marriage, Sex and Romance in Nineteenth-Century Bengal


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Title

Love in a Colonial Climate: Marriage, Sex and Romance in Nineteenth-Century Bengal

Subject

Cultural Studies/ Asian Studies

Description

A study of the 19th century Bengali society and the changing notions of marriage, conjugality and companionship ushered in through an acquaintance to Western worldviews through colonial rule.

Creator

Tapan Raychaudhuri

Source

Modern Asian Studies, Vol. 34, No. 2, (May, 2000), pp. 349-378.

Publisher

Cambridge University Press.

Date

2000

Contributor

The Media Lab

Rights

JSTOR
http://www.jstor.org/stable/313067

Format

PDF

Language

English

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Text

Child Marriage and its impact of the child bride's life through personal accounts.
Suppressed sexuality and closed households facilitating extra-marital relations which, even when found were suppressed within the family to prevent "public" denouncement of the family name.
the widow's plight.
Victorian puritan ethos among the Brahmos and the western-educated. Suppression of sexuality as "vulgar",a stand point incommensurate with certain devotional modes and practises prevalent even in Hinduism which ar steeped in sexual discourses.
The lure of "romance" in the post-Hindu College reformist era. Liberalism and introduction to western notions of companionship through literature. The lure mostly unrequitted, yet call for "women's education" rises in which underlies the desire for an "educated companion".

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PDF

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Citation

Tapan Raychaudhuri, "Love in a Colonial Climate: Marriage, Sex and Romance in Nineteenth-Century Bengal," in Law and the Image, Item #39, http://lawimage.medialabju.org/items/show/39 (accessed October 19, 2018).

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