Publisher description for Women in Indian society / editors, A.M. Shah, B.S. Baviskar, E.A. Ramaswamy.


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In this book, second in the series honoring eminent sociologist and social anthropologist M. N. Srinivas, distinguished contributors gather to focus on women's work within the framework of development. Revealing the deeper structures and processes affecting women's positions in Indian society, the essays explicate how class, caste, and gender combine to influence both what women do and how their work is perceived within an essentially patriarchal society. Discussion revolves around such important topics as policy regarding women's education as well as dowry-related issues of bride-price and female infanticide. The contributors also examine how, far from gender neutral, the development process has resulted in the declining participation of women, particularly in traditional industries. Cogent and enlightening, this collection of essays provides a valuable gender-sensitive framework for assessing the process of reform and change in Indian society. Social Structure and Change, Volume 2: Gender and Indian Society will interest students, researchers, and practitioners in the fields of gender studies, social change, sociology, and social anthropology.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Sociology -- India.
Sex role -- India.
Women -- India -- Social conditions.