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Feminism in India: Issues in Contemporary Indian Feminism

Feminism in India: Issues in Contemporary Indian Feminism


Item Code: IDF565

by Edited By: Maitrayee Chaudhuri

Paperback (Edition: 2006)

Women Unlimited
ISBN 8188965219

Language: English
Size: 8.5" X 5.5"
Pages: 359
Weight of the Book: 505 gms
Price: $39.50
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About the Book:

The second in the series Issues in Contemporary Indian Feminism this volume brings together the writing of prominent Indian academics and activists as they discuss feminism in the context of the culture society and politics of India providing an overview of the history of Indian feminism. These essays shoe how the women's movement is part of the larger project of consolidating secularism and democracy in India. The inevitability of the association with western feminism the status of women in colonial and independent India and recent challenges to feminism posed by the tide of globalization and the upsurge of the Hindu Right are discussed at length.

About the Author:

MAITRAYEE CHAUDHURI teaches sociology at the Centre for the study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has written widely on different aspects of gender studies. Her earlier works include The Indian Women's Movement: Reform and Revival and The Practice of Sociology. Her current research interests are cultural and political aspects of globalization, and pedagogical questions.

Series Note
Rajeswari Sunder Rajan
Acknowledgement X
Maitrayee Chaudhuri
1 'Feminism': Questions From the Indian Context 1
Some Questions on Feminism and Its Relevance in South Asia
Kamla Bhasin and Nighat Said khan
Feminism: Indian Ethos and Indian Convictions
Suma Chitnis
A Horror of 'Isma': Why I do not Call Myself a Feminist
Madhu Kishwar
Feminism in India and the West: Recasting a Relationship
Mary E. John
Thinking Beyond Gender in India
Ruth Vanita
2. Some Early Feminist Visions 80
Stri Purush Tulana by Tarabai Shinde. Extract from a Comparison Between Women and Men: Tarabai Shinde and the Critique of Gender
Rosalind O'Hanlon
Stray thoughts of an Indian Girl by Cornelia Sorabji, The Nineteenth Century, October 1891.
Antoinette Burton
Sultana's Dream and Selections from The Secluded Ones
Rokeya Sakhawat Hossian
3. The Nationalist Feminist Framework and Some Questions 115
The Indian Women Movement
Maitrayee Chaudhuri
Appendix No. 6 What Swaraj will Include Karachi Congress Resolution,1931 134
Report of the sub-Committee, Women's Role in Planned Economy, National Planning Committee Series (1947)
Leela Kasturi
Periyar, Women and an Ethic of Citizenship
V. Geetha
4. Feminism in Independent India 175
Women's Movement: Some Idealogical Debates
Gail Omvedt
Women's Politics in India
Ilina Sen
Dalit Women Talk Differently: A Critique of Difference and towards a Dalit Feminist Standpoint Position
Sharmila Rege
5. Challenges to Feminism: Globalization and Hindutva 226
Birthing terrible Beauties: Feminisms and 'Women Magazines'
Ipshita Chanda
Gender and Development in India, 1970-90s: Some reflections on the Constitutive Role of Contexts
Mary E. John
Problem for a Contemporary Theory of Gender
Susie Tharu and Tejaswini Niranjana
Feminism in the Print Media
Maitrayee Chaudhuri
Women's Enpowerment as International Showbiz: Rendezvous in Niala
Vimala Ramachandran
6. 'Indigenous Feminisms'? 284
New Movement and New Theories in India
Gail Omvedt
Marathi Literature as a Source for Contemporary Feminism
Vidyut Bhagwat
Is the Hindu Goddess a Feminist?
rajeswari Sunder Rajan
Perspectives for a Grassroots Feminist Theory
U. Kalpagam
Bibliography 349
Contributors 354

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