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Title A Glimpse of Zenana Life in Bengal
Author(s) Pal, Radha Ballav
Section Section II: Empire Writing & the Literature of Empire
Date 1904
Document Type Printed Book
Place of Publication Calcutta
Publisher S. C. Auddy & Co.
Library British Library
Region South Asia
Names Radhabinod Ral, Radha Ballav Pal, Sham Chandra Roy (p18), King of Bidarbha (p71), Queen of Nal (p71), Chyetanya (p73)
Places India, Bengal, Hugli (p1), Brindaban (p2), Bidyapati (p13), Russulpore (p56)
Topics Indian literature, Zenana life, status of women, gender, Hinduism (p20), caste (pp1, 5-6, 13, 42), mendicants (pp1, 3, 39), Brahmins (p42), Kulins (p42), Kyasta (p64), dress (pp1, 28), Hindu pilgrimage (p2), Krishna (pp2, 73), music (p3), traditional songs (p13), nationalism, song calling for representative system of government and greater Indian involvement in government (pp14-15), servants in Zenana (pp9, 13), Ganges water (p13), education (pp15-16), charity (pp15-16, 17, 39), attitude to begging and poverty (pp17, 39), sacred basil (p19), Hindu temples (p20), appearance, perceptions of beauty in England and India (p21-24), Islam, Mohammedanism (pp25-26), impact of Islam on Hindu society and attitude to women (p26), East India Company (p27), origin of Zenanas (p26-27), status of women (pp27, 33), use of veil by Hindu women (pp26, 28), entertainment (pp28, 62), different perceptions of Indian and European female culture (pp27-30), potential problems of reforming Zenana li(pp22-63), marriage (pp33, 35, 42-46, 70), caste and marriage (pp42-43), speaking husband's name (p33), polygamy (pp43-45), attitude to polygamy, polyandry, infanticide, suttee, sati, human sacrifice, law (p44), gold (p34), luxury goods (pp34), children (pp34, 35, 39, 47), children's appearance and status (p35), food, cooking (p52), ghost story (p56), widow (pp62, 69), re-marriage of widows (pp70-72), religion (p73), philosophy (p73), Krishna of Bhagabat (pp73, 154), Bhagabat (pp154-162), Krishna of Mahabharat (p73), Kapila and Shankhya philosophy (p86), Buddhism (pp88-98), Naya philosophy (p98), Chyetanya (pp106-128), Yoga (pp128-142, 146), physiology (p143), natural history (p151)