August Book of the Month: “Women, Gender and Everyday Transformation in India”

By Kenneth Bo Nielsen and Anne Waldrop

Women, Gender and Everyday Transformation in India

 

“This book is a remarkable exercise aimed at comprehending and capturing change in a very complex society. It is an extremely useful volume for students and researchers of development and women’s studies.”

— Padmini Swaminathan, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad, India

It is a challenge to select a “Book of the Month” as we publish books across a range of genres. This month, we are proud to highlight a title from our Anthem South Asian Studies series which has already been well reviewed online just one week after publication. We are also excited to read forthcoming reviews in journals including Contemporary South Asia, Norwegian Anthropological and Gender and Development.

In the midst of rapid socioeconomic shifts in India, “Women, Gender and Everyday Transformation in India“ explores how these changes have affected the everyday lives of Indian women. Through stimulating and ethnographically grounded case studies from the university classroom to non-governmental organizations, the urban slum to the rural health clinic, this book takes the reader deep into the current debate of Indian gender relations.

In their introduction, the editors highlight some key questions about the changing roles of Indian women:

  • How does women’s ability to participate in an increasingly globalized and volatile Indian labor market alter the terrain upon which gender relations are negotiated and organized?
  • How is contemporary Indian feminism articulated and contested?
  • How does women’s grassroots political activism reconfigure gender relations and practices?

 

For more information, check out the book’s webpage.

Plus don’t miss these upcoming Anthem South Asian Studies titles:

The Politics of Time and Youth in Brand India: Bargaining with Capital

The Politics of Time and Youth in Brand India
By Jyotsna Kapur

Communication and Colonialism in Eastern India: Bihar, 1760s–1880s By Nitin Sinha

Communication and Colonialism in Eastern India: Bihar, 1760s–1880s
By Nitin Sinha

The “Slumdog” Phenomenon: A Critical Anthology Edited by Ajay Gehlawat

The “Slumdog” Phenomenon: A Critical Anthology
Edited by Ajay Gehlawat