Women In India A Social And Cultural History 2 Volumes

Author: Sita Anantha Raman
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 031301440X
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Women In India A Social And Cultural History 2 Volumes from the Author: Sita Anantha Raman. Are Indian women powerful mother goddesses, or domestic handmaidens trailing behind men in literacy, wages, opportunities, and rights? Have they been agents of their own destinies, or voiceless victims of patriarchy? Behind these colorful over-simplifications lies the reality of many feminine personas belonging to various classes, ethnicities, religions, and castes. This two-volume set looks at Indian history from ancient to modern times, revealing precisely why ideas of gender rights were not static across eras or regions. Raman's work is a reflection on the various ways in which women in a non-Western culture have developed and expressed their own feminist agenda. Are Indian women powerful mother goddesses, or domestic handmaidens trailing behind men in literacy, wages, opportunities, and rights? Have they been agents of their own destinies, or voiceless victims of patriarchy? Behind these coloful over-simplifications lies the reality of many feminine personas belonging to various classes, ethnicities, religions, and castes. This two-volume set looks at Indian history from ancient to modern times, revealing precisely why ideas of gender rights were not static across eras or regions. Raman's work is a reflection on the various ways in which women in a non-western culture have developed and expressed their own feminist agenda. Individual chapters highlight the enduring legacies of many important male and female figures, illustrating how each played a key role in modifying the substance of women's lives. Political movements are examined as well, such as the nationalist reform movement of 1947 in which the ideal of Indian womanhood became central to the nation and the push for independence. Also included is a survey of women in contemporary India and the role they played in the resurgence of militant Hindu nationalism. Aside from being an engaging and readable narrative of Indian history, this set integrates women's issues, roles, and achievements into the general study of the times, providing a clear presentation of the social, cultural, religious, political, and economic realities that have helped shape the identity of Indian women.

Women In India

Author: Sita Anantha Raman
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
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Women In India from the Author: Sita Anantha Raman. Raman reflects on the various ways in which Indian women have developed and expressed their own feminist agenda.

Women And Social Reform In Modern India

Author: Sumit Sarkar
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 025335269X
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Women And Social Reform In Modern India from the Author: Sumit Sarkar. Contributed articles on social reforms and status of women in 19th and 20th century India.

Women Writing In India The Twentieth Century

Author: Susie J. Tharu
Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY
ISBN: 9781558610293
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Women Writing In India The Twentieth Century from the Author: Susie J. Tharu. This collection of works by women Indian writers touches on such areas as feminism, Indic culture and society, and Indic history

Women Writing In India 600 B C To The Early Twentieth Century

Author: Susie J. Tharu
Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY
ISBN: 9781558610279
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Women Writing In India 600 B C To The Early Twentieth Century from the Author: Susie J. Tharu. This collection of works by women Indian writers touches on such areas as feminism, Indic culture and society, and Indic history

The Oxford Encyclopedia Of Women In World History

Author: Bonnie G. Smith
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195148908
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The Oxford Encyclopedia Of Women In World History from the Author: Bonnie G. Smith. The Encyclopedia of Women in World History captures the experiences of women throughout world history in a comprehensive, 4-volume work. Although there has been extensive research on women in history by region, no text or reference work has comprehensively covered the role women have played throughout world history.The past thirty years have seen an explosion of research and effort to present the experiences and contributions of women not only in the Western world but across the globe. Historians have investigated womens daily lives in virtually every region and have researched the leadership roles women have filled across time and region. They have found and demonstrated that there is virtually no historical, social, or demographic change in which women have not been involved and by which their lives have not been affected. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History benefits greatly from these efforts and experiences, and illuminates how women worldwide have influenced and been influenced by these historical, social, and demographic changes.The Encyclopedia contains over 1,250 signed articles arranged in an A-Z format for ease of use. The entries cover six main areas: biographies; geography and history; comparative culture and society, including adoption, abortion, performing arts; organizations and movements, such as the Egyptian Uprising, and the Paris Commune; womens and gender studies; and topics in world history that include slave trade, globalization, and disease. With its rich and insightful entries by leading scholars and experts, this reference work is sure to be a valued, go-to resource for scholars, college and high school students, and general readers alike.

Women In Hindu Social System 1206 1707 A D

Author: Kamala Gupta
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ISBN: 9788121004145
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Women In Hindu Social System 1206 1707 A D from the Author: Kamala Gupta. Indian History Experienced Various Kinds Of Changes In The Social Status Of Hindu Women During The Five Centuries Of Muslim Regime. This Book Gives A Detailed Authentic Account Of The Varied Facets Of Social Status Of Hindu Women In Medieval India Especially Northern India.

Western Civilization

Author: Margaret L. King
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780130450043
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Western Civilization from the Author: Margaret L. King. These Western Civilization, Second Edition books explain why western civilization is worth knowing about. Taking a topical approach, they stress social and cultural themes, they ask, “What is the West?”, and incorporate significant discussion of peoples and civilizations outside the boundaries of the West. Provides a more coherent introduction to global issues than a world history presentation. Western Civilization, 2/e is accompanied by rich visual images, numerous textual excerpts, provocative special features, and timelines, charts and maps that make the narrative even more accessible. Each chapter now includes internet resources for research. Examines the French Revolution and 19th-century social and political movements in depth. Discussion of religion now occurs at key junctures in each chapter. Updated first chapter reflects the latest findings in paleoanthropology. Epilogue includes recent events such as global terrorism. Covers Social/economic history—e.g., gender roles, family and children, elite groups, urban/rural contrasts, cities and associations, commerce and manufacturing, and technological innovation. Non-Western (including North and South American) issues are discussed. Historians or anyone interested in a social, topical approach to Western Civilization with a global perspective.

Boundaries Of The Self

Author: Debalina Banerjee
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443860786
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Boundaries Of The Self from the Author: Debalina Banerjee. This book addresses the intersections between gender and identity by critically examining female spaces. It has famously been argued that men and women are made in culture. As such, this volume explores how spaces—social, political, cultural, historical, and even cyber—affect the creative, personal, urban and global identities of women. The scholarly approaches of the contributors here probe into these spaces and analyze the problematic of gender identities as they are constructed, reconstructed or deconstructed through processes of appropriation, subversion and signification. The functional politics of patriarchy influences a range of networks that include social, cultural, political, and religious archetypes. This book will open new vistas in women’s studies through dialogues and discussions on the various facets of “Space”, and how in turn they generate the rhetoric of agency and power or again how they annihilate attempts at emancipation and empowerment. Furthermore, the book explores the diversity of women’s experiences and their contributions across cultures, and examines knowledge and practices in the light of gender differences, suggesting new ways to “conceptualize the relations between the self and the ever changing global communities”. Its interdisciplinary nature, drawing on the humanities, arts, social sciences will give it a wide readership among students, teachers and researchers. In addition, since women’s studies is one of the most sought-after academic disciplines of the contemporary academic world, this book will generate interest and contribute to the dynamic nature of women’s studies research.

Encyclopedia Of Asian History

Author: Ainslie Thomas Embree
Publisher: Charles Scribners Sons/Reference
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Encyclopedia Of Asian History from the Author: Ainslie Thomas Embree. A collection of articles that survey the full scope of Asian history, discussing major historical events and periods from Bronze Age China to modern India, looking at the geography of the continent, profiling over 1,200 influential men and women, and examining aspects of Asian culture and society.