Women, Caste, and Reform in 19th Century India

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What was one significant reason for the change in social discussions and debates from the early nineteenth century?

Development of new forms of communication like books and newspapers

What group considered themselves as 'upper castes' in most regions?

Brahmans and Kshatriyas

Who founded a reform association known as the Brahmo Sabha (later known as the Brahmo Samaj) in Calcutta?

Raja Rammohun Roy

What was the perception of the upper castes towards those at the lowest rung of society?

They were seen as inferior human beings

What played a significant role in enabling ordinary people to participate in debates and discussions about social customs and practices?

Accessibility to printed materials like books and newspapers

What was the practice of sati seen as by the European artists?

Evidence of the barbarism of the East

What rights did women have in terms of marriage two hundred years ago?

They could remarry if widowed

What were women's rights to property like two hundred years ago?

Restricted

What was the common age for marriage for most children two hundred years ago?

At an early age

What was the perception of widows who chose death by burning themselves on the funeral pyre of their husbands?

Act of bravery and courage

Explore the role of women, caste, and reform in 19th century India through the practice of sati, education of girls, and societal changes. This quiz provides insights into the historical context of women's lives and the reforms that shaped Indian society during the 19th century.

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