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Author Chandra, Shefali, 1973-
Title The sexual life of English [electronic resource] : languages of caste and desire in Colonial India / Shefali Chandra.
Publication Info. Durham : Duke University Press, 2012.
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 Libraries Electronic Books  ELECTRONIC BOOKS-DDA    AVAIL. ONLINE
Description 1 online resource.
Series Next wave.
Note Description based on print version record.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [195]-266) and index.
Contents Learning gender, knowing English: an introduction -- "The prudent and cautious engrafting of English upon our female population": pedagogy and performativity -- "The language of the bedroom": mimicry, masculinity, and the sexual power of English -- "A new generation of hipless and breastless women-- to the forefront in Europe and America": literature, social class, and the wider world of English -- "I shall read pretty English stories to my mother and translate them into Marathi for her": widowhood, virtue, and the secularization of caste -- "Why had I ever begun to learn English?": desire, labor, and the transregional orientation of caste -- Dosebai Jessawalla and the "March of advancement in the face of obloquy" -- Epilogue: "I am an Indian. I have no language" Parvatibai Athavale and the limits to English.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject English language -- Social aspects -- India.
English language -- India -- History.
Women -- Education -- India -- History.
English language -- Study and teaching -- India -- History.
Language and sex -- India.
India -- Languages -- Social aspects.
Added Author Ebooks Corporation
Related To Original 9780822352600 0822352605 9780822352273 0822352273 (DLC) 2011035894
ISBN 0822395290 (electronic bk.)
9780822395294 (electronic bk.)
9780822352600 (cloth : alk. paper)
0822352605 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780822352273 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0822352273 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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