Women's Studies in India: Contours of Change

By: Malashri Lal & Sukrita Paul Kumar (EDS)

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The Discipline of "Women's Studies" has yet to establish firm roots in Indian Academia. What causes an apparent mismatch between a recogonised need to systematize an approach to social development and the actualisation of that need in pedagogical practice? In the context of Indian universities in particular, such queries are crucial. To advocate its strengths, Women's studies needs the mechanisms of institutionalisation. Materials production is a necessary, effective enterprise. The present anthology of essays is designed as a teaching and Library resource for Women's Studies. Drawing upon the expertise of major disciplines such as history, political science, sociology, psychology and literature, it focuses purposefully an aspects of female experience that conventional learning has either ignored or deliberately relegated to silence. Such damaging silence is now broken That the women's,movements and women's studies have a shared trajectory established through their syncratic relationship set into interdisciplinary frames. Research areas are clearly indicated; the fruits of individual empirical investigation are generously shared. Be it an interview on empowerment policy or stereotypes in cinema, or a glance at the results of militancy, or a return to the pages of history, the issue of denied status women surfaces over and over again. Yet the authors, by the fineness of their argument, uncover the past in order to move towards a more equitable future. Printed Pages: 410.

Title: Women's Studies in India: Contours of Change

Author Name: Malashri Lal & Sukrita Paul Kumar (EDS)

Categories: India, Women's Studies,

Publisher: Shimla, Indian Institute of Advanced Studies: 2002

ISBN: 8179860167

ISBN 13: 9788179860168

Seller ID: 901434

Keywords: Women's Studies in India: Contours of Change Malashri Lal & Sukrita Paul Kumar (EDS)