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Description - Feminism in India by Maitrayee Chaudhuri

Indian feminism has a rich history. Indian scholars and activists debate feminism in this collection in the context of Indian culture, society and politics. They explore its theoretical foundations in India, and discuss its association with western feminism, the status of women in colonial and independent India, and the challenges to Indian feminism posed by globalization and the Hindu Right. Bridging the divides between academic and activist, personal and political, and local and global, they show how the feminist movement is part of a larger project of consolidating the liberal values of secularism and democracy. It deepens understanding of why, despite their legal and constitutional rights, women are subject to oppressive practices like dowry. Ultimately, the feminist voice connects to the voices of all disadvantaged and discriminated groups engaged in the 'battle for the recognition of difference'.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781842776025
ISBN-10: 1842776029
Format: Hardback
(215mm x 135mm x mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Maitrayee Chaudhuri

MAITRAYEE CHAUDHURI teaches sociology at the Centre for the Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has written widely on different aspects of gender studies. The CONTRIBUTORS are prominent Indian academics and activists.