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Overview: Reform Movements for Women in 19th Century
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This lesson discusses the course pattern. It talks about the concept of agency and the relationship between varied issues related to women.

Nandini Maharaj is teaching live on Unacademy Plus

Nandini Maharaj
MA in Applied Human Rights from Sheffield Hallam University, BA (Hons.) History from LSR, reader, dancer, love to teach, AIR 42 in 2018 UPSC

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10 sahi huye sir very nice 👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌
You could read about Rani Mangamma too, who raised an army of women soldiers way back in the 16nth Century and was the brain child of the first suicide bomb attack against the Brits! Thank you for this course! You excitement just flows on to me :)
Paul Williams
a year ago
I think you are talking about velu nachiyaar of sivaganga.
Paul Williams
a year ago
correct me if I'm wrong.
thank you so much mam :) your courses have revived my interest in history.. it's a fresh as a dew drop.. thanks is a very small word for your efforts :) one request-plz cover social issues for mains ..would be really grateful :)
mam pls make this course in hindi
AGENCY OF WOMEN -" the active role of the female in a particular genre or endeavor. Traditionally,women have had little agency in most cultures. "
Thanks a lot, it is an amazing lecture. You explained the concept of AGENCY very well
  1. OVERVIEW 19TH CENTURY REFORMS FOR WOMEN BY NANDINI MAHARAJ


  2. ABOUT ME BA (Hons.) in History from Lady Shri Ram MA in Applied Human Rights from Sheffield Hallam University Love to teach, read and dance


  3. AREAS OF REFORM FOR WOMEN 1. Sati (Bengal Sati Regulation, 1829) 2. Widow remarriage (Hindus Widow Remarriage Act 1856) 3. Age of Consent Act, 1891 4. Female Infanticide 5. Education for Women


  4. AGENCY OF WOMEN Initially (early 19th century), agency of women in the battle for their emancipation was missing Women became a curency for the British government and . .Women became a currency for the British government and Indian intelligentsia to demonstrate their superiority The site of contestation between tradition and modernity .Women were considered either victims of male oppression when forced to commit sati/into an early marriage etc, or victims of ideological brainwash when following social protocol voluntarily


  5. IMPORTANT WOMEN OF MODERN INDIA 1. Rani Gaidinliu 2. Rani Laxmibai 3. Rani Ahilyabai Holkar 9. Pritilata Wadde 4. Rani Chinnamma 5. Sister Nivedita 6. Kanaklata Barua 7. Kalpana Dutt 8. Aruna Asaf Ali 10. Sucheta Kriplani (also: Lal Ded, Rani Rudramanidevi)