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Part I Conceptual Issues in Feminism, Anthropology and Sociology 51 1. Feminist Social Theories: Theme and Variations 53 Beatrice Kachuck 2. Problems with Patriarchy: Conceptual Issues in Anthropology and Feminism 88 Patricia Uberoi PART II Gender and Social Institutions 127 Section A: Family, Marriage and Kinship 3. Single- and Dual-Earner Couples: Economic Status and Marital Power 129 G. N. Ramu 4. Who Gains from Matriliny? Men, Women and Change on a Lakshadweep Island 153 Leela Dube 5. Gender and the Khasi Family Structure: The Meghalaya Succession to Self-Acquired Property Act, 1984 182 Tiplut Nongbri 6. The Impact of Egyptian Male Migration on Urban Families: 'Feminization of the Egyptian Family' or a Reaffirmation of Traditional Gender Roles 195 Homa Hoodfar Section B: Work 7. Women and Development: A Profile of Active Agricultural Producers 226 Raj Mohini Sethi 8. Female Participation in Farm Work in Central Kerala 245 C. V Kala 9. Joiners and Non-Joiners: A City Suburb and its Women's Club 270 Pat Caplan Section C: Education 10. Female Sexuality and Education of Hindu Girls in India 287 Karuna Chanana 11. Unequal Schooling and Reproduction of Social Inequality in India 318 Padma Velaskar Section D: State 12. Gender in the Making of the Indian Nation-State 341 Maitrayee Chaudhuri 13. Bodies of Evidence, Bodies of Rule: The Ilbert Bill, Revivalism and Age of Consent in Colonial India 367 Judith Whitehead 14. Dalit Struggle, Nude Worship and the 'Chandragutti Incident' 395 Linda J. Epp Related Readings in the Sociological Bulletin 428 About the Editor 430 About the Contributors 431 Index 432