Feminism in India

Maitrayee Chaudhuri

Feminism in India

Maitrayee Chaudhuri

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416 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5
Cloth $108.95 ISBN: 9781842776025 Published March 2005 For sale in North and South America only
Contents
Series Note - Rajeswari Sunder Rajan
Introduction - Maitreyee Chaudhury

1.'Feminism': Questions from the Indian Context
Some Questions on Feminism and Its Relevance in the South Asia - Kamla Bhasin and Nighat Said Khan -
Feminism: Indian Ethos and Indian Convictions - Suma Chitnis
A Horror of 'Isms': Why I do not Call Myself a Feminist: Madhu Kishwar
Feminism in India and the West - Mary E. John
Thinking Beyond Gender in India - Ruth Vanita

2.Some Early Feminist Visions: A Comparison Between Women and Men
Tarabai Shinde and the Critique of Gender :Rosalind O'Hanlon
'Stray Thoughts of an Indian Girl' by Cornelia Sorabji - Autoinette Burton
Sultana's Dream - Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain

3. The Nationalist Feminist Framework and Some Questions: The Indian Women's Movement

The Indian Women's Movement - Maitrayee Chaudhury
Appendix Number 6: What Swaraj will Include, Karachi Congress Resolution, 1931
Report of the Sub-Committee, Women's Role in Planned Economy, National Planning Committee Series (1947) - Leela Kasturi

Periyar Women and an Ethic of Citizenship - V. Geetha

4. Feminism in Independent India
Women's Movement: Some Ideological Debates - Gail Omvedt
Women's Politics in India - Ilina Sen
Dalit Women Talk Differently - Sharmila Rege

5. Challenges to Feminism: Globalization and Hindutva
Birthing Terrible Beauties - Ipshita Chanda
Gender and Development in India, 1970-90s - Mary E. John
Problems for a Contemporary Theory of Gender -Susie Tharu and Tejaswini Niranjana
'Feminism' in Print Media - Maitrayee Chaudhuri
Women's Empowerment as International Showbiz - Vimala Ramachandran

6. Indigenous 'Feminisms'?
New Movements and New Theories in India - Gail Omvedt
Marathi Literature as a Source for Contemporary Feminism - Vidyut Bhagwat
Is the Hindu Goddess a Feminist? - Rajeswari Sunder Rajan
Perspectives for a Grassroots Feminist Theory - U. Kalpagam

Bibliography
Contributors
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