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.
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