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Title: Women in colonial Punjab (1901-47)
Researcher: Hayer, Parneet
Guide(s): Dhanju, Jaspal Kaur
Keywords: History
Women in colonial Punjab
Upload Date: 10-Oct-2011
University: Punjabi University
Completed Date: November, 2010
Abstract: WOMEN IN COLONIAL PUNJAB (1901-47) Woman is the companion of man gifted with equal mental capacities. She has the right to participate in the minutest details of the activities of man and she has the same right of freedom and liberty as he.1 She is the foundation of all that is beautiful and desirable and leads to power. The mothers of the race are its makers and unless their condition is healthy, the race cannot be expected to be anything better. Healthy here includes all that makes life enjoyable, progressive and potent. The efficiency and prosperity of a social or political unit must eventually be a reflex of the efficiency and prosperity of its women.2 Thus, the future of India largely depends on the education and welfare of the women and this view is widely shared by both the men and women in the country.3 Hence, a woman is a vital part of a society and to have indepth knowledge about the social structure of any civilization, exploration and investigation of woman is a must. Thus, to realise the importance of women in Punjab, the topic Women in Colonial Punjab (1901-47) for the dissertation has been selected. Women in Colonial Punjab (1901-47) discusses the women in general and is not based on any specific class, caste, creed or religion. The present study makes an attempt to critically analyse the 1 Kiran Devendra, Status and Position of Women in India : With Special Reference to Women in Contemporary India, New Delhi, Shakti Books, 1985, p. 20. 2 The People, Lahore, 5 December, 1925, p. 10. 3 Foreword of Rajkumari Amrit Kaur in Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Women and Social Injustice, Ahmedabad, Navjivan Press, 1942, p. IV. 2 emancipation, development and enlightenment of the women during the colonial rule of the Britishers in Punjab. How the women got affected during the colonial rule under the Britishers? is the main question which is raised and tried to answer in the disseration. These forty seven years from 1901-47 were not only important for the history of Punjab but the history of women also got transformed in these years.
Pagination: 261p.
Appears in Departments:Department of History

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