“En-gendering India is a useful contribution to the discussions of gender and nationalism in the Indian context.” — Yumna Siddiqi , Symploke
"[A] fine, nuanced intervention into what has become an established body of scholarship on woman and nation. . . . [A] lucidly written and cogently argued analysis of the figure of the 'native' Indian woman as she struggles for an identity so indelibly-and so curiously-linked to the making of a nation from amid the growing debris of imperialism at the turn of the nineteenth century in India."
— Brinda Bose , interventions
"[B]oth timely and important. . . . [W]ill be useful to students in the field, and the book as a whole will be of interest to scholars engaging the ongoing debates on nation and narration."
— Ania Loomba , MLQ
"En-Gendering India is a timely and theoretically rigorous contribution to scholarship on gender and nationalism. . . . As the first monograph to examine literature exclusively in terms of gender and nation in India, it's an ambitious and densely written text which manages to weave historical, literary and feminist studies together in an insightful and profound way." — Elizabeth DeLoughrey, Politics and Culture
"This book will be widely read. . . . [E]xcellent." — Frank F. Conlon , Journal of Asian and African Studies
"Turning . . . to Sangeeta Ray’s En-Gendering India I felt myself slowly rejuvenated. . . . [R]ewarding. . . ."
— Laura Moss , Canadian Literature
“En-Gendering India is a lucid and intelligent study of the play of gender and sexuality in Indian nationalism. Sangeeta Ray cautions against the perception that Hindu nationalism is no longer relevant in an era of globalization and migration, arguing that it has simply entered a more expansive phase. This is an important and timely book.” — Jennifer Sharpe, University of California, Los Angeles
"A significant contribution to postcolonial and feminist studies. Ray’s scholarship is rigorous and persuasive, combining theoretical depth and erudition with original and nuanced textual analysis and interpretation." — Rajagopolan Radhakrishnan, University of Massachusetts