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Women in India : Contemporary Concerns

Edited by U. Kalpagam

Published by Gyan, 2012
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Contents Foreword Preface 1 Nationalism is not what it used to be can feminism be any different a view from IndiaMaitrayee Chaudhury 2 Dalit womens movements in Tamil NaduFatima Burnard Nadesan 3 Gender audit of budgets in India 2001-02 to 2009-10Vibhuti Patel 4 From Krupabai Satthianadhan to Shashi Deshpande mapping the journey of the feminist novel in IndiaSumita Parmar 5 Cosmology gender and Kinship role and power relationships of Himalayan pastoral womenSubhadra Mitra Channa 6 Creating intimate spaces womens marriage contracts Nikahnamas among Indian MuslimsRehana Ghadially 7 Epistemology pedagogy and politics of womens studiesU Kalpagam Index The book deals with the contemporary concerns of women in India The essays that have previously been published in a special issue of Nivedini are drawn from different social science disciplines which converge in the interdisciplinary terrain of womens studies in its analysis of womens experiences The essays examine the ways in which women have negotiated and challenged structures of power through the womens movement which is also undergoing shifts in perspectives recent times The chapters discuss Dalit womens struggles Muslim womens negotiation within their communities for greater equality the role of state to gendeand its commitment r concerns the changes life styles roles and status of the pastoral women in the Himalayan region and the negotiations for autonomy and agency in family life in the works of feminist fiction which is one repository of cultural imagination that indicates alternate life worlds Issues of feminist epistemology and pedagogical concerns of Womens studies in India are also highlighted jacket 232 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 100846

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Title: Women in India : Contemporary Concerns

Publisher: Gyan

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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