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INDIAN INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED STUDY
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Two major excellencies make this volume significant.: its relevance and richness. A lot of women in India today is by no means satisfactory. Our own writers on feminism have made it very clear, with the help of both argument and well-researched evidence. But the mere diagnosis is hardly enough. We have to find ways to remedy the ills.
Would it be proper to quietly acquiesce in, and follow the measures suggested by feminist writers in the West? Or do we have to look at what still saves the Indian family from utter dissolution, and turn anew to our ancient text, often misconstrued, for some sage counsel that may help us in the present? Does modernity call for a wholesale rejection of our time-honoured values? And does it make sense to impose alien modes of thought and conduct on any society without paying due heed to what has kept it up so long.
It is such questions of the moment, which the present work addresses and analyses and suggestions are provided by eminent scholars from diverse fields. Political scientists, sociologists, histories, creative writers, and philosophers-all have contributed to make this work a potential academic stimulus. It may even prove to be an influence.
About the Author:
Professor, Political Science at Banaras Hindu University, and Director, Banaras Chapter of Russell Society (INC., USA), DR. CHANDRAKALA PADIA has been a Visiting Professor at universities of Texas (Austin), Toronto, McMaster, Chicago, and Stockholm. Has authored the widely acclaimed book, Liberty and Social Transformation: A Study in Bertrand Russell's Political Thought;edited Bharatiya Manisha Ke Agradoot-Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya; and international journals. Winner of quite a few Fellowship and Awards such as Fulbright, Shastri Indo Canadian, Salzburg Award and D.P. Mukherhjee Award of ISSA, Prof. Chandrakala is actively involved with women's issues and problems for the past two decades. She is presently the Convener of the UGC Standing Committee on Women Studies and Co-coordinator of the working group on 'Woman and Family' of the International Forum for India's Heritage.
|Hindu Women, Traditions and Modernity|
|Constructing an Indian Theory of Feminism:|
Problems and Potentialities
AVADHESH KUMAR SINGH
|Literary Feminism in India: In Search of Theory|
|Exploring the Icons: Sita and Radha|
KAVITA A. SHARMA
|Imaging of Woman in Indian Literature:|
The Archetype, the Stereotype and the Real
|In-between: Locating Tradition and Modernity|
in the works of Maitreyi Pushpa
|Androgyny in Search of Modernity:|
Fiction and Reality
SUKRITA PAUL KUMAR
|Pen and Needle: The Changing Metaphors of|
Self in Autobiographies by Women in
|Re-exploring Stereotypes: A Study of Erica Jong's|
'Fear of Flying' and Rajinder Singh Bedi's 'Lajwanti'
|Infidel Heteroglossia? Postmodernist Feminist|
Configurations in Githa Hariharan's 'The Art of Dying'
|How to Read the Manusmrti|
|Feminism, Tradition and Modernity:|
An Essay in Relation to Manusmrti
|Ontological Status of Women in the Dharma Sastras:|
Discrepancies between the Positive Perception
and the Negative
|Spirituality as Panacea for Misplaced Feminism|
|Tradition & Modernity as Determinants of|
Women's Roles & Status: Romance & Reality
|The Therigatha: A Study in Tradition and Modernity|
|Evolving Traditions, Retreating Modernities:|
Women and the Gendered Social Reality
|Ecofeminism: Patriarchy through the Backdoor|
|Patriarchal Discourse-Construction and Subversion:|
A Case Study of the Nineteenth Century Maharashtra
|Feminist Issues: Action, Research and Women's Studies|
|Feminism, Tradition and Modernity in|
Relation to the Representation of Tribal Women
in Modern Indian Writing
|A Contemporary Reading of Ancient Women's Vrata|
SUBHA CHAKRABORTY DASGUPTA
|Gandhi on Women and Liberty|
S.K. SAXENA & CHANDRAKALA PADIA