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The Resource She-merchants, buccaneers & gentlewomen : British women in India, Katie Hickman

She-merchants, buccaneers & gentlewomen : British women in India, Katie Hickman

Label
She-merchants, buccaneers & gentlewomen : British women in India
Title
She-merchants, buccaneers & gentlewomen
Title remainder
British women in India
Statement of responsibility
Katie Hickman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The first British women to set foot in India did so in the very early seventeenth century, two and a half centuries before the Raj. Women made their way to India for exactly the same reasons men did - to carve out a better life for themselves. In the early days, India was a place where the slates of 'blotted pedigrees' were wiped clean; bankrupts given a chance to make good; a taste for adventure satisfied - for women. They went and worked as milliners, bakers, dress-makers, actresses, portrait painters, maids, shop-keepers, governesses, teachers, boarding house proprietors, midwives, nurses, missionaries, doctors, geologists, plant-collectors, writers, travellers, and - most surprising of all - traders. As wives, courtesans and she-merchants, these tough adventuring women were every bit as intrepid as their men, the buccaneering sea captains and traders in whose wake they followed
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hickman, Katie
Dewey number
  • 954'.03
  • 954.03
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • British
  • Women
  • India
  • India
  • History
Label
She-merchants, buccaneers & gentlewomen : British women in India, Katie Hickman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780349008257
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
390 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780349008257
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white)
Label
She-merchants, buccaneers & gentlewomen : British women in India, Katie Hickman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780349008257
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
390 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780349008257
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white)

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