Sexuality, Obscenity and Community by Charu Gupta
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Sexuality, Obscenity and Community
By Charu Gupta

Sexuality, Obscenity and Community

Women, Muslims, and the Hindu Public in Colonial India

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Sexuality, Obscenity and Community by Charu Gupta

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Through analysis of an impressive array of 'low' and 'high' Hindu literatures, particularly pamphlets, tracts, newspapers, and archival data, Gupta explores the emerging discourse of gender and sexuality, which was essential to the development of notions of Hindu communitality and nationalism in the colonial period. The book offers an exceptionally nuanced account of Hindi gender politics.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780312295851
ISBN-10: 0312295855
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 23mm)
Pages: 404
Imprint: St Martin's Press
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Charu Gupta

CHARU GUPTA is Reader at the University of Delhi. She received her Ph.D in History from the Oriental and African Studies Department, University of London and has published a number of articles on Hindu nationalism.

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