Visibilising Women: Facets of History Through a Gender Lens
Shah, Kirit K. & Seshan, Radhika
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Book ID : 30249
ISBN-10 : 81-7835-415-2 / 8178354152
ISBN-13 : 978-81-7835-415-6 / 9788178354156
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Edition : (First Edition)
Language : English
247p., Index, 23 cm.
CONTENTS:- Introduction/Kirit K. Shah and Radhika Seshan; 1. Studying women in contemporary history in the context of new writings of History/Neera Desai; 2. Feminist theology and subordination of women/Soonu J. Dhanjisha; 3. The problem in laws faced by the Muslim women of India/Ramala Buxamusa; 4. A gender approach to the Smrti of Manu/Archana Mishra; 5. Avantisundari - a learned woman of early India/Kamal Abhyankar; 6. Sati: an epigraphic perspective on medieval Gujarat/Mrinal Joshi; 7. Women journalism in Gujarati: a study in expression of gender perception (1850-1920)/Shirin Mehta; 8. Gender perceptions in the Sundari Subodh, the popular women's journal in Gujarati (1903-1923)/Kunjlata Shah; 9. Institution building and social change in Western India: a case study of Vanita Vishram, Surat, 1907-1920/Makrand Mehta; 10. Lokahitwadi - Harbinger of social change/Usha Thakkar; 11. Gender oppression? Female infanticide among Jadejas of Gujarat/Purabi Ghosh Roy; 12. Jain Women's urge for education: a gender perspective/Padmaja Patil; 13. A critical review of historiography with reference to women's healthcare/Meherjyoti Sangle; 14. Concepts of Swadeshi and gender: Tagore's Ghare Baire/Sushma J. Varma; 15. Gender relations in Indian National Army/Manisha Dikholkar; 16. Gender Movement in Assam: a perspective on gender inequality/Ranjana Mishra; 17. New morality and women's liberation in Western India/Jaswandi Wamburkar Utagikar.
This book is an attempt to understand, through a gender lens, the ways in which society has been shaped, and the reasons for that shaping. Women in Indian society, as everywhere, constitute half of its members, but still figure very little in its historiography. The papers collected here focus on different times and different facets of women's history, but are linked by the common thread of trying to make visible, that which was invisible.