Date of Award

Summer 8-2012

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

History

First Advisor

Carolyn Biltoft

Second Advisor

Ian Fletcher

Abstract

The journal Stri-Dharma, published by the Women’s Indian Association from 1918 to 1936, endeavored to be the voice of the Indian women’s rights movement. It addressed political and social issues facing women in India as well as the achievements of women worldwide. Using the dichotomy of the home and world, this thesis examines how Stri-Dharma represented the tensions experienced by the Indian women’s movement as it pressed for reforms from the British colonial state, participation in the Indian nationalist movement, and inclusion in the international women’s movement.

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