Beyond the Private World: Indian Women in the Public Sphere

By: Subrata Bagchi

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Beyond the Private World explores the status of Indian women, through the ages, in the framework of the private-public dichotomy, as reflected in their lives. Keeping in mind the Habermasian concept of 'public sphere' as a reference point, yet mindful of the incongruity between the Eurocentric ideas and the Indian reality this collection of essays appraises the position of Indian women in the pre-modern period with reference to tradition. It also provides glimpses of the various social movements and struggles to overcome patriarchy as well as the nationalist/democratic movements in colonial and post-colonial India that filtered into the 'private sphere' and transformed it. The book analyses the connection between Indian modernity and women's changing position since the colonial period. It also seeks to stress the fact that the trajectory of Indian women's participation in the public sphere is profoundly influenced by the tensions of differential gender relations within the social groups — such as caste, class, religion, community and tribe. By exploring the continuities and changes, the book argues that mounting gender violence thwarts gender equity which in turn necessitates collective movements through well-built women's agencies. Beyond the Private World explores the status of Indian women, through the ages, in the framework of the private-public dichotomy, as reflected in their lives. Keeping in mind the Habermasian concept of 'public sphere' as a reference point, yet mindful of the incongruity between the Eurocentric ideas and the Indian reality this collection of essays appraises the position of Indian women in the pre-modern period with reference to tradition. It also provides glimpses of the various social movements and struggles to overcome patriarchy as well as the nationalist/democratic movements in colonial and post-colonial India that filtered into the 'private sphere' and transformed it. The book analyses the connection between Indian modernity and women's changing position since the colonial period. It also seeks to stress the fact that the trajectory of Indian women's participation in the public sphere is profoundly influenced by the tensions of differential gender relations within the social groups — such as caste, class, religion, community and tribe. By exploring the continuities and changes, the book argues that mounting gender violence thwarts gender equity which in turn necessitates collective movements through well-built women's agencies. Printed Pages: 370.

Title: Beyond the Private World: Indian Women in the Public Sphere

Author Name: Subrata Bagchi

Categories: India, Public Administration,

Publisher: New Delhi, Primus Books: 2014

ISBN: 9789384082024

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 701600

Keywords: Beyond the Private World: Indian Women in the Public Sphere Subrata Bagchi