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1 Kumkum Sangari and Uma Chakravarti (eds)
From Myths to Markets: Essays on Gender
Manohar in Association with Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla; New Delhi, India; 2001; 8185952604 / 9788185952604; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
Printed pages: 423. Slightly rubbed dust jacket. 019542

Price: 18.00 USD
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2 Uma Chakravarti
Rewriting History: The Life and Times of Pandita Ramabai
Zubaan; New Delhi, India; 8185107793 / 9788185107790; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
This book outlines the reconstitution of patriarchies in nieneteenth century Maharashtra through an exploration of the life, work and times of Pandita Ramabai, one of India's earliest feminists. It examines the manner in which the colonial state's new institutional structures, caste contestations, class formation and nationalism transformed and reorganised gender relations. It also explores the nature of the new agendas being set for women, how these were received by them and in what ways and to what extent their consent to these reconstructed patriarchies was produced. The author shows that while many women were ready to act as willing reproducers of caste, class and gender norms, there were others who withheld consent to the dominant model of patriarchy emerging in the nineteenth century. She argues that certain processes in nineteenth century Maharashtra created the conditions for a fairly sharp critique of patriarchy to emerge, a unique feature for its time. This new edition comes with a fresh introduction that details recent discussions on issues of patriarchy, class and gender particularly in the context of Maharashtra; it also addresses issues raised in some new books on the life of Ramabai. Contents Prologue 1. Caste, Gender and the State in Eighteenth Century Maharashtra 2. Caste Contestation, Class Formation, Nationalism and Gender 3. Law, Colonial State and Gender 4. Men, Women and the Embattled Family 5. On Widowhood: The Critique of Cultural Practices in Women's Writing 6. Structure and Agency: A Life and a Time Bibliography Index. Printed Pages: 418. 027149

Price: 7.95 USD
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3 Uma Chakravarti and Preeti Gill (eds.)
Shadow Lives: Writings on Widowhood
Zubaan: An Imprint of Kali for Women; New Delhi, India; 2007; 8186706402 / 9788186706404; Second Impression; Paperback; New; 
Printed Pages: 501. 017812

Price: 9.75 USD
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4 Uma Chakravarti
The Social Dimensions of Early Buddhism
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2015; 8121507499 / 9788121507493; Reprint; Hardcover; New; New; 
The book examines the relationship of Buddhism to its locus, the expanding agrarian economy of the Ganga valley during the period 600-300 BC. It outlines the contours of the major social and economic groups that were the dramatic personae in this dynamic process, especially the gahapati, who entrepreneurial role in the economy has not received the attention it deserves. The work explores the emergence of sharp differentiation between those in control of the means of production, who dominated the agrarian scene, and those marginalized groups whose labour was essential to the expanding economy but who remained vulnerable, being excluded from both economic and social power. It also examines the changing political environment and the gradual collapse of the gana-sanghas in the face of the expanding monarchial formations of the Ganga valley. Buddhism's complex response to this changing economic, social and political context is the central concern of this book. It argues that Buddhism responded in a dialectical manner to the economy, society and power, conceptualizing in a more humane, if not 'radical', way the direction in which a changing society could re-order social and political relations. Printed Pages: 251. 037954

Price: 14.25 USD
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5 Uma Chakravarti
Thinking Gender, Doing Gender: Feminist Scholarship and Practice Today
Orient BlackSwan; New Delhi, India; 2016; 8125062394 / 9788125062394; Hardcover; New; New; 
In the 1980s, gender was acknowledged as a useful and necessary category of analysis. The first generation of feminist scholars defined the new field and provided a rich corpus of works; later generations of scholars and activists then expanded it through their writings on culture, film and media, and sexuality.Thinking Gender, Doing Gender focuses on these issues, as well as on pedagogy and classroom practice, theoretical obstacles created by disciplinary constraints, and practices in the performing arts from a gender perspective. This volume focuses more on doing gender rather thinking gender: in classrooms, in the making of curricula, in the writing and recall of history, in reading literature and cinema, and in the practice of culture in theatre and urban spaces. Printed Pages: 364. 107468

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