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.

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?

Matrutwabaddalchya Shankakushanka

Author: Jasodhara Bagchi
Publisher: SAGE Publishing India
ISBN: 9352804252
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Matrutwabaddalchya Shankakushanka 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.

Laws Of Marriage Divorce

Author: H. K. Saharay
Publisher:
ISBN: 9788171770984
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Laws Of Marriage Divorce from the Author: H. K. Saharay. Reference to India.

The Stream Within

Author: Swati Ganguly (Teacher of English.)
Publisher: Stree Distributed by Bhatkal Books International
ISBN:
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The Stream Within from the Author: Swati Ganguly (Teacher of English.). Spanning A Period Of Fifty Years Since India'S Independence, This Thought-Provoking Selection Explores A Direct Link Between Women'S Writing -- From India And Some From Bangladesh Too -- And The Turbulent Milieu That Inspired Them. The Stories Speak Of The Tragedy Of Violent Displacement, Of Partition, Of Riots, Of Wars, Of Deprivation, Of Middle Class And Working Class Lives, On Both Sides Of The Border. They Speak Of Women As Agents Who Reclaim The History Of The Time As Their Own. The Editors Present Thirteen Writers: Sabitri Roy, Purabi Basu, Jahanara Imam, Mahasweta Devi, Sulekha Sanyal, Bani Basu, Nasreen Jahan, Ashapurna Devi, Nabaneeta Dev Sen, Anita Agnihotri, Chhabi Basu, Selina Hossein And Rajlakshmi Devi.

Poverty Gender And Reproductive Choice

Author: Swapna Mukhopadhyay
Publisher: Manohar Publishers
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Poverty Gender And Reproductive Choice from the Author: Swapna Mukhopadhyay. This Book Is An Attempt To Explore The Complex Interlinkages Of Gender With Poverty On The One Hand And Interface Of Both With Women`S Fertility Behaviour And Reproductive Choice On The Other. Based On A Detailed Survey Of Two Thousand Households In Rural Uttar Pradesh And Karnataka, The Study Brings Out Interesting Patterns And Offers Fresh Hypotheses Which Would Influence Future Research Agenda On The Subject.