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Print Culture And The Modern World

Question 3:

What did the spread of print culture in nineteenth century India mean to:

(a) Women

(b) The poor

(c) Reformers

Answer:

(a) Women: The spread of print culture in nineteenth-century India brought about educational reforms for women. Liberal husbands and fathers educated their womenfolk at home or sent them to schools for women. Women who had been restricted to a domestic life for generations, now found a new medium of entertainment. They also began to write articles for journals, in favour of women's education and literacy. Some even wrote books; Rashsundari Devi’s autobiography “Amar Jiban” was the first full-lengt...

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