Women's studies in India

Women's studies in India

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WomenaRsquo;S Studies First Emerged In India During The 1970S As A Forceful Critique Of Those Processes That Had Made Women InvisibleaNbsp;After IndependenceaMdash;Invisible Not Only To Society And The State, But Also To Higher Education And Its Disciplines.aNbsp;Since That Beginning, So Much Has Happened In This Already Vast Field That It Would Be Hard To Find A Major Issue Or Subject That Has Not Been Addressed By Scholars And Activists.aNbsp; This Comprehensive Reader Sets Out To Provide A Map Of The Development Of WomenaRsquo;S Studies And The Ever Expanding Terrain That It Has Been Investigating.aNbsp;The Introduction Explores The Growth Of The Field From The Upheavals Of The 1970S To The Transformed Conjunctures Of The 1990S. In The Process, The Often Elusive Relationships Between WomenaRsquo;S Studies, The WomenaRsquo;S Movement And The Structures Of Higher Education Are Highlighted.aNbsp;Over Eighty Edited Essays Have Been Brought Together In This Single Volume Under Distinct Thematic ClustersaMdash;From The New Beginnings Of The 1970S To Politics, History, Development, Violence, The Law, Education, Health, Family And Household, Caste And Tribe, Religion And Communalism, Sexualities, And Literature And The Media.aNbsp;This Reader Is For Both Newcomers To WomenaRsquo;S Studies And For Those Who Have Long Been Part Of It.aNbsp;Though no essay has been included here, we must mention feminist investigations into the legacy of women-saints and poets who were active in ... a#39; rightsa#39;, and in the making of the nation. ... of a new genre of Urdu poetry known as rekhti; and innovative religious rituals at court, all of which transgressed colonial ( and, later, anbsp;...

Title:Women's studies in India
Author:Mary E. John
Publisher: - 2008


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