This caveat aside, however, Ludden has contributed a major piece to The New Cambridge History of India
, opening and developing a novel perspective that enriches many of the topics covered in the other volumes.
Marshall is also editor of The New Cambridge History of India
The goal of The New Cambridge History of India
, to offer comprehensive, synthetic monographs on major themes in early modern, colonial, and modern Indian history, has not been satisfactorily realized in every volume.
The publication of the book under review is a dear sign of the important terrain that women's history has cleared for itself in the subcontinent at the end of the present century, and it is only fitting that the volume on women in the New Cambridge History of India
should be authored by Geraldine Forbes, one of the pioneering figures in Indian women's history as we know it today.