The Changing Status Of Women In West Bengal 1970 2000

Author: Jasodhara Bagchi
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761932429
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The Changing Status Of Women In West Bengal 1970 2000 from the Author: Jasodhara Bagchi. This important and comprehensive volume vividly depicts the current status of women and girls in West Bengal. The analysis has been conducted in the framework of the socio-economic and politico-cultural ambience that has characterized the state in recent decades. The contributors highlight both areas of strength and vulnerability and clearly demonstrate that the status of women cannot be conceived as monolithic or static--it has many facets and is in a state of constant flux. The analysis of macro data is supported by revealing micro studies based on field surveys and an examination of cultural trends.

A Space Of Her Own

Author: Leela Gulati
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761933151
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A Space Of Her Own from the Author: Leela Gulati. Several books have been written about the position of women in India’s patriarchal society. This collection of twelve narratives, however, focuses not so much on women’s subservient position vis-a-vis men, but on women’s relations with each other. With the authors locating their personal struggles within those of three generations of women in their families, these narratives span a period of over a 100 years, and intersect both the private and public domains. Each narrative in A Space of Her Own is a tale of how the author fought to establish her own personhood and create a sphere of autonomy where she is able to make decisions to nurture herself and those around her. It is stories such as these, the editors argue which, when repeated over generations, will inspire women to live with dignity and to create and defend lives for themselves, their families, and the women who follow them....

Interrogating Motherhood

Author: Jasodhara Bagchi
Publisher: SAGE Publications India
ISBN: 9381345368
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Interrogating Motherhood from the Author: Jasodhara Bagchi. Explores the many insights of Indian and western feminists analyses of motherhood both as ideology and as practice. Interrogating Motherhood, the fourth title in the Theorizing Feminism Series, reveals that an understanding of motherhood is vitally important to understanding Indian society. The ideas and practice of motherhood changed once India became a part of a global capitalist system. The book analyses motherhood both as ideology and as practice, and the complexities between motherhood and mothering where the concepts are glorified but the women remain subordinate. It further explores Indian and western feminists’ insights, examines the significance of mother goddesses, discusses regulations on motherhood in the wake of nation-building, and reveals the vulnerability of motherhood to the coercion of invasive technology and pressures of patriarchy where a woman must not only be a mother but also the mother of a son.

Indian Political Thought And Movements

Author: Harihar Bhattacharyya
Publisher:
ISBN: 9788170743026
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Indian Political Thought And Movements from the Author: Harihar Bhattacharyya. Papers presented at a national seminar held at Burdwan during 23-24 December 2003.

In Retrospect

Author: Vidya Munsi
Publisher:
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In Retrospect from the Author: Vidya Munsi. Articles on feminism and partly the Indian women communist's work during various wars.

Negotiating Intimacies

Author: Arna Seal
Publisher: Popular Prakashan
ISBN: 9788185604299
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Negotiating Intimacies from the Author: Arna Seal. For far too long the 'population problem' in India has been seen from the point of view of the policy and statistics of population growth, focusing on the control of fertility without reference to poor women and their needs. In this book, a hundred women from Calcutta's slums talk directly about their sexual and birth control experiences. As the stories accumulate, we get a picture of these women's lives that are frighteningly bare of choice. The book asks how women's income-earning capacities as well as those of their men, and their status in their families affect their social and sexual autonomy. How does religion influence their birth control choices? Has the women's movement been able to address the concerns of poor illiterate or semi-illiterate women?

Women And Science In India

Author: Neelam Kumar
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195697056
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Women And Science In India from the Author: Neelam Kumar. Transcript of papers presented in a seminar and articles previously published in several journals.