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Gender, Sex, and the City

Urdu Rekhtī Poetry in India, 1780–1870

  • Authors
  • Ruth Vanita

Part of the Literatures and Cultures of the Islamic World book series (LCIW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Ruth Vanita
    Pages 1-39
  3. Ruth Vanita
    Pages 41-73
  4. Ruth Vanita
    Pages 75-95
  5. Ruth Vanita
    Pages 97-114
  6. Ruth Vanita
    Pages 115-143
  7. Ruth Vanita
    Pages 145-173
  8. Ruth Vanita
    Pages 175-188
  9. Ruth Vanita
    Pages 189-211
  10. Ruth Vanita
    Pages 213-232
  11. Ruth Vanita
    Pages 233-253
  12. Ruth Vanita
    Pages 255-258
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 259-296

About this book

Introduction

Explores the urban, cosmopolitan sensibilities of Urdu poetry written in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries in Lucknow. 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 becamea catalyst for the transformation of the ghazal.

Keywords

gender poet poetics poetry women

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