Wandering Women: Travel Wrings in Bengali Periodicals, 1900-1940 (Hardcover)

Wandering Women: Travel Wrings in Bengali Periodicals, 1900-1940 By Sarvani Gooptu (Editor), Indrani Bose (Translator) Cover Image

Wandering Women: Travel Wrings in Bengali Periodicals, 1900-1940 (Hardcover)

By Sarvani Gooptu (Editor), Indrani Bose (Translator)

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Wandering Women presents sixteen travelogues that were originally published in Bengali periodicals (samayik patrikas) like Bamabodhini Patrika, Antahpur, and Mahila, among others, narrating the places these Bengali women visited and the people they met while highlighting nationalist and universalist values.


Unlike conventional Western women's narratives, these travel narratives by colonized women are unique since they reiterate, confront, and subvert inherited colonial stereotypes in their encounters with the West; however, in their travels to the East they themselves become colonial in their analyses. Women's travel narratives are hugely important for assessing the position of women and their intellectual development within societal growth in late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in India. Publication in vernacular periodicals empowered both writer and reader, creating a world for, by, and of women.

Product Details ISBN: 9789356876941
ISBN-10: 9356876940
Publisher: Primus Books
Publication Date: December 27th, 2023
Pages: 466
Language: English