Restless Mothers and Turbulent Daughters: Situating Tribes in Gender Studies
Shashank Shekhar Sinha
demy octavo hb 249pp ISBN 81-85604-73-8 Rs 350 July 2005
How is gender ideology reproduced in adivasi societies? How far can gender constructions be instrumental in perpetuating women’s subjugation and exploitation? Focusing upon Chotanagpur, now a part of the state of Jharkhand, Shashank Shekhar Sinha tries to raise questions that are of paramount concern yet are so peripheral in the existing studies on tribes and gender. Writing on the Chotanagpur women, using the perspective and tools of gender studies, the author offers a path-breaking study of social change. Of inter-disciplinary interest, this study will appeal to scholars of anthropology, history, sociology, gender and tribal studies.
Shashank Shekhar Sinha is publishing director of Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, India.. He has written articles on gender, tribes and identity formations and has taught history at the PGDAV and Deshbandhu College, University of Delhi.
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