M’MORDIE, W. The Women of Hindu Homes.

(Belfast): James Hutchinson, Printer and Stationer, 1880.  First edition.  Octavo.  23 pages. Very rare tract on Indian female domestic life, and in particular the relationship between mother-in-law and daughter-in-law.  No copies recorded in OCLC and the only Google reference is a review that appeared in The Englishwoman’s Review of Social and Industrial Questions; “A useful little pamphlet describing the misery prevalent in India from the universal practice of children’s marriages, and the helplessly enslaved condition of daughters-in-law. Any publication which directs the attention of Englishwomen to the immense field for exertion which awaits them among the unfortunate women of the East, are welcome.” One of the first feminist journals, The Englishwoman’s Review of Social and industrial Questions was a product of the early women’s movement in.  Published between 1866 and 1910 and initially edited by Jessie Boucherett the review participated in and recorded a great change in the range of possibilities open to women. A good example in printed wrappers, sewn, worn at spine with some splitting. Still a presentable copy of this rare and fragile item.


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