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Gender in South Asia : social imagination and constructed realities

Author: Subhadra Channa
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013
Edition/Format:   eBook : EnglishView all editions and formats
This book is an examination of gender in South Asia and its intersection with other social variables like caste and class. It spans a wide canvas in terms of different social classes, ranging from elite to Dalit women of India, and takes material from ancient texts and modern media, literature and ethnographic materials forming a historical discourse. There is an appraisal of what feminism means in the Indian  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Subhadra Channa
ISBN: 9781107338807 1107338808 9781107043619 1107043611
OCLC Number: 956316524
Notes: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 28 Seiten)
Contents: Introduction --
Colonial India and the construction of upper-caste/class women --
Elite women: education and emergence of feminism --
Work and gender relations of a low-caste group in urban Delhi --
Globalization and the emerging gender issues in India --
Conclusion: redefining the feminine.
Responsibility: Subhadra Mitra Channa.


This book is about gender construction in India. The generalized model of gender in India has two polar points - Devi (goddess) and Dasi (slave). The main argument of the book is that gender cannot  Read more...


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