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Gendering Caste

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Examining the crucial linkages between caste and gender, undertaken, perhaps for the first time, Uma Chakravarti unmasks the mystique of consensus in the workings of the caste system to reveal the underlying violence and coercion that perpetuate a severely hierarchical and unequal society. The subordination of women and the control of female sexuality are crucial to the ...more
Paperback, 202 pages
Published December 19th 2003 by Bhatkal & Sen
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Tony Sheldon
Mar 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Great book.An introduction to caste and gender in caste/class inequalities.The book doesn't give deep insight into the problem but as said by the writer is like the seed for the plant i.e., the research that still needs to take place in this particular subject.But the book with mere theories and some examples is eye-opening.Would recommend to anyone who wants to start the research into caste and moreover from the women or feminist perspective.Some great theories collected from researches and ...more
Conrad Barwa
May 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Excellent introduction to the topic; the author's background as a historian and knowledge of Sanskrit and Pali means she is able to interpret the shastric and Vedic texts to illustrate her points and to use examples from the great Hindi epics to show the entrenched nature of gender bias and casteism that runs through sanathan dharm Hinduism.
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gendering caste इस साल पढी हुई मेरी दूसरी किताब है किताब में उन जानकारियों का ढेर है जो अमूमन हमसे छुपाई हुई रहती है जाति और लिंग आधारित भेदभाव के बारे में आम भारतीय की तो कया ही कहे , बडे बडे बुदधिजीवियों की समझ बहुत सतही है ये बात किताब के शुरू में ही सामने आ जाती है जब लेखिका 1989 के मंडल आयोग विरोधी आंदोलन का जिकर करते हुए बताती है कि दिलली के अधिकतर सवरण बुदधिजीवी और परोफेसर उस आंदोलन का समरथन कर रहे थे अभी भी आये दिन ऐसी पोसट देखने को मिल जाती है जिसमें थोडे से अफसोस थोडे से रोमांस के साथ  ...more
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