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East West Interface In 20Th Century India: Analysis Of Western Women’S Responses

Chakraborty, Andrilla (2016) East West Interface In 20Th Century India: Analysis Of Western Women’S Responses. PhD thesis, Christ University.

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Abstract

In the twenty-first century, the Western world is seeking a greater understanding of the people and nations of Asia, India in particular. The thesis, “East West Interface in 20th century India: Analysis of Western women’s responses” is an attempt to illuminate at least an aspect of that interface during a given period of the past, so as to help shed some light on the present day Western approach to India. Throughout the colonial period, Western women got attracted to India. However, during the 20th century, arrival of four eminent Western women from diverse backgrounds, with different intentions had far-reaching impact for India. Katherine Mayo, Margaret Elizabeth Noble, Annie Besant and Madeline Slade, not only got actively involved with the Indian society but in their own ways contributed towards transforming the Indian society. They left an overwhelming impact on the Indian political fabric. The thesis aims to analyze the contribution of these four outstanding Western women and attempts to understand how Indian socio-political and cultural structure got influenced by and drew inspirations from them. This work also attempts to add to the process of evolution of understanding the East by the West.

Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Uncontrolled Keywords:East West Interface MonoDimensional Representation Nationalism Colonialism Women’s Question
Subjects:Thesis > Ph.D > History
Divisions:Post Graduate > Master of Commerce
ID Code:7327
Deposited By:Shaiju M C
Deposited On:27 Apr 2017 10:27
Last Modified:27 Apr 2017 10:31

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