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Women in India: Contemporary Concerns

U. Kalpagam (Author)

The book deals with the contemporary concerns of women in India. The essays that have previously been published in a special issue of Nivedini are drawn from different social science disciplines which converge in the interdisciplinary terrain of women's studies in its analysis of womens experiences. The essays examine the ways in which women have negotiated and challenged structures of power through the women's movement which is also undergoing shifts in perspectives recent times. The chapters discuss Dalit women's struggles Muslim women's negotiation within their communities for greater equality the role of state to gendeand its commitment r concerns the changes life styles roles and status of the pastoral women in the Himalayan region and the negotiations for autonomy and agency in family life in the works of feminist fiction which is one repository of cultural imagination that indicates alternate life worlds. Issues of feminist epistemology and pedagogical concerns of Women's studies in India are also highlighted.

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About the author

U. Kalpagam

is professor at the G.B. Pant Social Science Instiute, Allahabad, India. She has published two monographs Labour and Gender: Survival in Urban India and Gender and Development in India. She recently edited Women in India: Contemporary Concerns and has co-edited four books on rural women, labour and poverty.

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Title Women in India: Contemporary Concerns
Author U. Kalpagam
Format Hardcover
Date published: 21.04.2012
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Gyan Books
Language: English
isbn 9788121210406
length 232p.