ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Review of Women's Studies

Review of Women's Studies
This paper examines the popular Marathi literary works that are centred on the devadasi practice prevalent in Maharashtra and looks at its day to day practice. In contrast to the devadasis attached...
Behind the apathy towards the women's reservation bill in 1996 and 2008, there is a deep-seated anxiety and apprehension about assigning more political power to women, making them more powerful in...
Gendered citizenship involves an assessment of the binaries of the private-public and questions the way public is associated with material and private with cultural. It is concerned with the gendered...
This article shows how the women's wing of the Dnyana Prabodhini, which began as an educational initiative in Pune in the 1960s, uses the concept of seva (service) to provide space for women to...
The relationship between science and social inequality is the subject of an ongoing debate. This paper argues in favour of a philosophy of science, which is alert to its democratic potential but does...
Using official reports and supplemented with field notes, this paper examines the quantum and nature of exclusion from and inclusion in "development". Data reveal that for women, education and...
English literature has been a unique site for politicisation by feminism. Drawing on the author's involvement as a teacher in Delhi University, the essay examines the trajectories of teaching...
This paper demonstrates the extent and multiple forms of feminist engagement with the spheres of law, which has yet to be matched in any other field. Yet there is little acknowledgement of the...
Why has history remained somewhat impervious to the questions raised by feminist interventions, while other disciplines have felt the imperative of a turn to history in general and feminist...
Mainstreaming gender and engendering development has now become a part of feminist and development discourse. This paper is a case study of the mv Foundation, which has implemented its programme of "...
The bane of our life is seen as arising from attachment. However, the ethic of care is the basis of attaining well-being of any society. It implies responsibility for oneself and for others - a kind...
The identification of women with their physical bodies is the root cause of their oppression in a patriarchal culture and society like India. Most often women are denied the rights to emotional,...
While making policies and designing disaster recovery programmes, the different gender roles and responsibilities that are socially attributed to men and women should be taken into account. The...
The myth of the "virtuous woman" celebrates modesty to create both adulation and abuse. This paper, while exploring the apparent contradictions, discusses worship and abuse in the myth of the...
Globalisation and the increasing complexity of the contemporary world have posed serious methodological problems for sociologists and social anthropologists. This paper discusses new approaches, such...

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