Thursday, February 28, 2013



Series Editor Maithreyi Krishnaraj
demy octavo pb Feb 2002 ISBN-81 85604 45 2 Rs 250 rpt May 2012

In her incisive discussion, V. Geetha points out that 'gender is everywhere', and when we allocate to the male and female sexes, specific and distinctive attributes and roles, we are 'doing' gender. She suggests insightfully that gender 'is both part of the world we live in as well as a way of understanding that world'.
Provocative and jargon-free, the book shows how gender identities mesh with those constituted by caste, class, religion and sexual preferences, forming a set of arrangements that have evolved through history. It enables the reader to undertake a fresh and critical look of what we consider to be normal and given, to ask questions, to take stock of the self and the world.

V.Geetha is an independent scholar who writes in both Tamil and in English.She has co-authored with S.V.Rajadurai, Towards a Non-Brahmin Millenium:From Iyothee Thass to Periyar (Samya 1998).She is editorial director, Tara Publishing, Chennai.Maithreyi Krishnaraj is a pioneering scholar in gender studies and was formerly professor and director, Research Centre for Women's Studies, SNDT Women's University, Mumbai. 

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