ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Representing Nationalism Ideology of Motherhood in Colonial Bengal

Motherhood in Colonial Bengal Jasodhara Bagchi The burgeoning nationalism in colonial Bengal of the last quarter of the nineteenth century caught hold of the image of the mother to represent the nationalist aspiration. The ideology of motherhood was given an enormous importance in the cultural life of Bengal Was the choice of the mother merely an accidental one? Or was there something about the culture of the Bengalis that created the requisite precondition for such a choice?

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