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Author Vanita, Ruth
Title Gender, sex, and the city [electronic resource] : Urdu Rekhtī poetry in India, 1780-1870 / Ruth Vanita
Imprint New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (xii, 296 p.)
Series Literatures and cultures of the Islamic world
Literatures and cultures of the Islamic world
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Women in the City: Inner and Outer Worlds -- Women in the City: Fashioning the Self -- Eloquent Parrots: Gender and Language -- Servants, Vendors, Providers: the City's Many Voices -- Neither Straight Nor Crooked: Love and Friendship in the City -- Challenging and Changing Literary Convention: Sex in the City -- 'I'm a real sweetheart': Masculinity and Male-Male Desire -- Styling Urban Glamour: Courtesan and Poet -- Camping it Up: Jan Saheb and His Followers -- The Poetics of Play: Hybridity, Difference, Modernity -- Play, Pleasure, and the Modern Indian Imagination
This book explores the urban, cosmopolitan sensibilities of Urdu poetry written in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries in Lucknow, which was the center of a flourishing Indo-Islamic culture. Ruth Vanita analyzes Rekhti, a type of Urdu poetry distinguished by a female speaker and a focus on women's lives, and shows how it became a catalyst for the transformation of the love poem
"This book explores the urban, cosmopolitan sensibilities of Urdu poetry written in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries in Lucknow, which was the center of a flourishing Indo-Islamic culture. Ruth Vanita analyzes Rekhti, a type of Urdu poetry distinguished by a female speaker and a focus on women's lives, and shows how it became a catalyst for the transformation of the ghazal"-- Provided by publisher
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Palgrave
Link Print version: Vanita, Ruth. Gender, sex, and the city. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012 9780230340640 (DLC) 2011034093 (OCoLC)744287262
Subject Urdu poetry -- 18th century -- History and criticism
Urdu poetry -- 19th century -- History and criticism
LITERARY CRITICISM / Middle Eastern bisacsh
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies bisacsh
RELIGION / Islam / General bisacsh
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