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Women In Black, White And Technicolour
Women In Black, White And Technicolour
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Preface

Even in the 21st century women in general and Indian women in particular are still floating in an undefined, ambivalent space. There are areas of black, like domestic violence, sexual harassment, which they are still reeling under. White areas where cooperation among women has helped them find their footing in the economy, or helped six workers to find their identity within the parameters of their profession. And then there are ambiguous, technicolour areas where one does not know the right from the wrong. Why are women asked to talk in a soft voice? Do they still believe in fairy tale romances? Are they still basking in the reflected glory of the men in their lives? Why do women feel guilty about eating? Is the Barbie doll just a toy, or does it offer model lessons in sexual abuse of girls? Does modernization lead to more women stepping into crime? Or does it mean greater bias for women in science and engineering? These questions need to ;be raised, if not answered. Women - in Black, White and Technicolour is a step in that direction.

Shoma A. Chatterji has been writing on gender studies, cinema, television and human rights for the past two decades. She has received the Best Film Critic Award at the national Film Awards in 1991, the BFJA Best Critic Award in 1998 and the National Award for Best Book on Cinema for Parama and Other Outsiders - the Cinema of Aparna Sen. Between 1988 and 2000 and 2000, she has been a regular invitee either as Press Delegate or as a jury member and seminarist at international film festivals in Asia and Europe. A prolific writer, her published works include Baker's Dozen, the Indian Woman's Search for Identity, Subject Cinema-Object Woman - A Study of the Portrayal of Women in Indian Cinema, Yes and other stories, and recent biographies of Suchitra Sen and Mrinal Sen for Rupa's Charitavali series.

Introductionviii
BLACK
Women, Fundamentalism and the Taliban3
War, Terrorism and Sexual Violence10
Body-blow: A Global Perspective-I15
Body-blow: The Indian Perspective-II24
The Zero-Tolerance Trust31
Women Can't Wait and Sarah Jones37
The Barbie Doll Syndrome42
NRI Marriages: Not So Happily Ever After49
"BOL"-Drishti Media Collective's Films on Domestic Violence58
Censorship on Dress Codes-ABVP's Cultural
Terrorism in Kanpur64
How Can Eve-teasers Be Punished?69
Women in Crime-More Sinned Against
Than Sinning?75
Trafficking in Women and Children of Bangladesh82
WOMEN: IN BLACK, WHITE AND TECHNICOLOUR
The Genesis of the Devadasi System in India89
Sexual Harassment of Women at the Workplace104
The Hidden Face of Violence123
WHITE
Why Women Should Get Top Jobs131
When the Going Gets Tough-The Era of Superwomen137
Sex Workers of Sonagachi Find their Identity143
The co-operative Movement and the Participation of Women155
Women in Media: Women Journalists- Marriage and the Culture Gap168
Is the Libido Gender-centric?173
Retracing History179
Woods and Women186
When the Wife Earns More193
Divorce and the Market Economy198
Women/Goddess or Goddess/Woman?203
The Surviving Spirit-Women and Sports211
TECHNICOLOUR
Gandhi and Women219
The Politics of Legalizing Prostitution227
Is the Bra a Liberating Garment?234
Live-in Relationships239
Women's Magazines-Lip Service to Women?248
Gender Issue?254
The Schizophrenic Representation of Women on Indian Television259
Homosexuality and the Crisis of Social Acceptance266
Bias Against Women in Science and Engineering 274
The Tragedy of the Hijra281
Fairy Tales and Feminist Readings293

Women In Black, White And Technicolour

Item Code:
IDI792
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2004
ISBN:
8129103966
Size:
7.6" X 5.0
Pages:
318
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Weight of the Book: 278 gms
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Preface

Even in the 21st century women in general and Indian women in particular are still floating in an undefined, ambivalent space. There are areas of black, like domestic violence, sexual harassment, which they are still reeling under. White areas where cooperation among women has helped them find their footing in the economy, or helped six workers to find their identity within the parameters of their profession. And then there are ambiguous, technicolour areas where one does not know the right from the wrong. Why are women asked to talk in a soft voice? Do they still believe in fairy tale romances? Are they still basking in the reflected glory of the men in their lives? Why do women feel guilty about eating? Is the Barbie doll just a toy, or does it offer model lessons in sexual abuse of girls? Does modernization lead to more women stepping into crime? Or does it mean greater bias for women in science and engineering? These questions need to ;be raised, if not answered. Women - in Black, White and Technicolour is a step in that direction.

Shoma A. Chatterji has been writing on gender studies, cinema, television and human rights for the past two decades. She has received the Best Film Critic Award at the national Film Awards in 1991, the BFJA Best Critic Award in 1998 and the National Award for Best Book on Cinema for Parama and Other Outsiders - the Cinema of Aparna Sen. Between 1988 and 2000 and 2000, she has been a regular invitee either as Press Delegate or as a jury member and seminarist at international film festivals in Asia and Europe. A prolific writer, her published works include Baker's Dozen, the Indian Woman's Search for Identity, Subject Cinema-Object Woman - A Study of the Portrayal of Women in Indian Cinema, Yes and other stories, and recent biographies of Suchitra Sen and Mrinal Sen for Rupa's Charitavali series.

Introductionviii
BLACK
Women, Fundamentalism and the Taliban3
War, Terrorism and Sexual Violence10
Body-blow: A Global Perspective-I15
Body-blow: The Indian Perspective-II24
The Zero-Tolerance Trust31
Women Can't Wait and Sarah Jones37
The Barbie Doll Syndrome42
NRI Marriages: Not So Happily Ever After49
"BOL"-Drishti Media Collective's Films on Domestic Violence58
Censorship on Dress Codes-ABVP's Cultural
Terrorism in Kanpur64
How Can Eve-teasers Be Punished?69
Women in Crime-More Sinned Against
Than Sinning?75
Trafficking in Women and Children of Bangladesh82
WOMEN: IN BLACK, WHITE AND TECHNICOLOUR
The Genesis of the Devadasi System in India89
Sexual Harassment of Women at the Workplace104
The Hidden Face of Violence123
WHITE
Why Women Should Get Top Jobs131
When the Going Gets Tough-The Era of Superwomen137
Sex Workers of Sonagachi Find their Identity143
The co-operative Movement and the Participation of Women155
Women in Media: Women Journalists- Marriage and the Culture Gap168
Is the Libido Gender-centric?173
Retracing History179
Woods and Women186
When the Wife Earns More193
Divorce and the Market Economy198
Women/Goddess or Goddess/Woman?203
The Surviving Spirit-Women and Sports211
TECHNICOLOUR
Gandhi and Women219
The Politics of Legalizing Prostitution227
Is the Bra a Liberating Garment?234
Live-in Relationships239
Women's Magazines-Lip Service to Women?248
Gender Issue?254
The Schizophrenic Representation of Women on Indian Television259
Homosexuality and the Crisis of Social Acceptance266
Bias Against Women in Science and Engineering 274
The Tragedy of the Hijra281
Fairy Tales and Feminist Readings293
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