Routledge Handbook of Gender in South Asia

Routledge Handbook of Gender in South Asia

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Providing a comprehensive overview of the study of gender in South Asia, this Handbook covers the central contributions that have defined this area and captures innovative and emerging paradigms that are shaping the future of the field. It offers a wide range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives spanning both the humanities and social sciences, focussing on India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. The Handbook brings together key experts in the field of South Asia and gender, women and sexuality. Chapters are organised thematically in five major sections: Historical formations of gender and the significance of colonialism and nationalism Law, Citizenship and the Nation Representations of Culture, Place, Identity Labour and the Economy Inequality, Activism and the State This timely survey is essential reading for scholars who research and teach on South Asia as well as for scholars in related interdisciplinary fields that focus on women and gender from comparative and transnational perspectives.In his oft-cited essay a€œThe Nationalist Resolution of the Woman Question, a€ Partha Chatterjee had seen the early ... With the flux that social and geo- graphical mobility brought about, established Muslim norms such as purdah, womena#39;s rights and roles in the family ... To complicate matters further, the Bengali literary scene was also shot through with the use of Urdu and Persian as vehicles of expression.

Title:Routledge Handbook of Gender in South Asia
Author:Leela Fernandes
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-02-24


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