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Widows, Education And Social Change In Twentieth Century Banaras, Nita Kumar Jan 1991

Widows, Education And Social Change In Twentieth Century Banaras, Nita Kumar

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In the first half of this century, some one dozen women in Banaras played key rotes in channelling the educational movement into new directions, expanding its agenda to include girls, especially poor girls. These women stand out as pioneering in that they founded schools, dynamic in the way they administered and expanded them, and radical in the vision they had for their students. What makes the case of these women particularly interesting is that they were mostly widows. They rejected the familiar stereotypes for widows through their activism, but in subtle ways that retained for them the respect of society ...