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Summarise the Concern in Both Nineteenth-century Europe and India About Women Reading Novels. What Does this Suggest About How Women Were Viewed? - Social Science

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ConceptNovels, Society and History Early Novels in Nineteenth Century India

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Summarise the concern in both nineteenth-century Europe and India about women reading novels. What does this suggest about how women were viewed?

Solution

The concern in both nineteenth-century Europe and India about women reading novels bore more or less similar fears. Women were seen as easily corruptible and an imaginary world that the novel provided was seen as a dangerous opening for the imaginations of its readers. In certain Indian communities, it was felt that women who read novels would leave their domestic environments and aspire to be part of the outside world—the male domain.

This suggests that women were viewed as delicate and incapable of being independent. They were merely expected to marry a man who could take care of their financial needs while they maintained his household and remained subservient to him.

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Solution Summarise the Concern in Both Nineteenth-century Europe and India About Women Reading Novels. What Does this Suggest About How Women Were Viewed? Concept: Novels, Society and History - Early Novels in Nineteenth Century India.
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