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DOI: 10.14704/NQ.2022.20.16.NQ88007

EXPLORING AUTOBIOGRAPHY AS A SOURCE FOR WOMEN'S HISTORY

Dr. Mohammad Firoz Khan

Abstract

Throughout most of human history, women were relegated to the side-lines. Women's history emerged in the West as a result of a feminist involvement in historical studies during the second wave of feminism, which began in the 1970s. Women's history did not truly get underway until sometime later in India. Although women's history is becoming a popular and, in some ways, "soft," research choice, it is still underrepresented in university history curricula. This article follows in the footsteps of a large body of feminist literature that investigates the representational agency of women's personal narratives by exploring the intersection of politics and genre in the autobiographical writings of politically active British women in the late nineteenth century.

Keywords

History, Women, Gender, Autobiography, Political

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