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Volume : II, Issue : IX, October - 2012

Patriarchal Traditions” And “female Subjugation” In Colonial Assam: Continuity V/s Paradigm Shift

Munmi Sen

DOI : 10.9780/22307850, Published By : Laxmi Book Publication

Abstract :

Quest for reforms in the existing social order of India began in the 19th century and was more or less an outcome of India's encounter with the colonial subjugation. There are disagreements to the views as to whether these changes were a response to colonial onslaught or not. In this context the current paper is an exploration into the change in perception of women in the then Assamese society, if radical break from the past and transformation in the ideas and ideals set in or was there more continuity than change in this aspect.

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Munmi Sen, (2012). Patriarchal Traditions” And “female Subjugation” In Colonial Assam: Continuity V/s Paradigm Shift. Indian Streams Research Journal, Vol. II, Issue. IX, DOI : 10.9780/22307850,

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