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Being, belonging and becoming: a study of gender in the making of post-colonial citizenship in India 1946-1961

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Concentrating on the time frame between the establishment of India's Constituent Assembly in 1946, and the passing of the Dowry Prevention Act in 1961, this thesis attempts to write an alternative history of India's transition to Independence, by applying the tools of feminist historiography to this crucial period of citizenship making, as a way of offering new perspectives on the nature, meaning and boundaries of citizenship in post-colonial India. It focuses on a cohort of nationalists and ...

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
St Cross College
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History Faculty
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Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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English
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2015-06-03

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