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1 'Honour': Crimes, Paradigms, and Violence Against Women

Lynn Welchman and Sara Hossain (eds)

Zubaan, New Delhi, India, 8189013807 / 9788189013806, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 
'Honour' brings together the practical insights and experience of individuals and organisations working in diverse regions and contexts to combat 'crimes of honour'. The authors examine strategies of response to such manifestations of violence against women, focusing largely on 'honour killings' and interference with the right to choice in marriage, and the related use and legal treatment of the defence of 'honour' and 'provocation' in different countries of Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and South Asia. This timely book is distinctive in approach and content, highlighting activist and practice-oriented academic perspectives from both the South and the North. The authors give voice to the struggle to locate 'crimes of honour' firmly within the international framework of violence against women and human rights rather than positioning these abuses as specific to particular cultures or communities. The first of its kind, this book serves as a resource in addressing 'honour crimes' and, more broadly, violence against women, and will be of interest to a multi-disciplinary academic audience as well as lawyers, policy-makers and activists. Contents Acknowledgements Preface: Violence against women and 'crimes of honour' Introduction: 'Honour', rights and wrongs 1. United Nations approaches to 'crimes of honour' 2. 'Crimes of honour', value and meaning 3. The role of 'community discourse' in combating 'crimes of honour': preliminary assessment and prospects 4. 'Honour killings' and the law in Pakistan 5. Murders of women in Lebanon: 'crimes of honour' between reality and the law 6. 'Crimes of honour' as violence against women in Egypt 7. Researching women's victimisation in Palestine: a socio-legal analysis 8. Culture, national minority and the state: working against the 'crime of family honour' within the Palestinian community in Israiel 9. Changing the rules? Developments on 'crimes of honour' in Jordan 10. Honour-based violence among the Kurds: the case of Iraqi Kurdistan 11. 'Crimes of honour' in the Italian Penal Code: an analysis of history and reform 12. The 'legitimate defence of honour', or murder with impunity? A critical study of legislation and case law in Latin America 13. 'Ther is no "honour" in domestic violence, only shame!' Women's struggles against 'honour' crimes in the UK 14. Of consent and contradiction: forced marriages in Bangladesh 15. From fathers to husbands: of love, death and marriage in North India 16. Tackling forced marriages in the Nordic countries: between women's rights and immigration control References About the contributors Index. Printed Pages: 398. 027142

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2 A Grief to Bury: Memories of Love, Work & Loss

Vasanth Kannabiran

Orient BlackSwan, New Delhi, India, 2011, 8125043055 / 9788125043058, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 15 Cms x 22.5 Cms 
Printed pages: 397. 036772

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3 A Terrible Matriarchy

Easterine Iralu

Zubaan, New Delhi, India, 2008, 97881898844079, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 140 x 215 Mm 
Printed Pages: 319. 024731

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4 A Time for Tea: Women, Labor and Postcolonial Politics in an Indian Plantation

Piya Chatterjee

Zubaan, New Delhi, India, 8186706534 / 9788186706534, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 
In this creative, ethnographic and historical critique of labour practices on an Indian plantation, Piya Chatterjee provides a sophisticated examination of the production, consumption and circulation of tea. Contents List of Illustrations Acknowledgments 1 Alap I 2 Travels of Tea, Travels of Empire 3 Cultivating the Garden 4 The Raj Baroque 5 Estates of a New Raj 6 Discipline and Labor 7 Village Politics 8 Protest 9 A Last Act Appendix Glossary Notes Bibliography Index. Printed Pages: 434. 027134

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5 Atlas of Women and Men in India

Saraswati Raju, Peter J. Atkins, Naresh Kumar, and Janet G. Townsend (eds)

Zubaan, New Delhi, India, 8185107947 / 9788185107943, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 
This compilation of almost 100 maps is put together using data from the 1991 census of India. Contents List of Maps and Diagrams List of Tables Preface and Acknowledgements Introduction India The People of India Work India at Work Agriculture Crafts and Manufacturing Services Literacy and Education Marriage, Life and Death From Daughter to Mother Who’s Living? Who’s Missing? Missing Children Political Power The Environment for Living Conclusion Data Quality The Future Appendices 1. References and select bibliography 2. State-level data on employment 3. District-level data 4. Technical section. Printed Pages: 140. 027146

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6 Bearing the Brunt: Impact of Rural Distress on Women

Swarna S. Vepa

Sage Publications, New Delhi, India, 2009, 8178299259 / 9788178299259, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 
This book refutes the rising general perception that the gender gap in India is decreasing. The argument is strengthened by calculating the gender gap index at two time periods and providing quantitative information along with information pertaining to numerous case studies. Selecting relevant welfare indicators and focusing on the neglected dimensions of gender equity, Bearing the Brunt: Impact of Rural Distress on Women discusses the gendered impact of rural economic distress with respect to employment, agricultural production, natural resource management and food security. It shows that women are bearing the brunt of the increase in rural economic distress at the turn of the century, with spillover effects on their physical and social wellbeing. The gender gap index shows a widening of the gender gap in welfare between mid-nineties and this decade. The discourse is based on official statistics obtained mainly from the National Sample Survey and the Census of India. This book will be an excellent reference source for researchers working in the fields of development economics, health, education and welfare economics and gender studies. It will also add value to the programmes of government departments, NGOs, and other institutions that are working in the fields of women and child welfare, rural development, equitable growth and gender parity. Printed Pages: 264. 028104

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7 Bina Das: A Memoir

Dhira Dhar (translated from Bengali)

Zubaan, New Delhi, India, 2010, 8189013645 / 9788189013646, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 145 x 225 Mm 
Printed Pages: 142. 031761

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8 Birth Right

Vaasanthi; Translated By Vasantha Surya

Zubaan, New Delhi, India, 2008, 8186706623 / 9788186706626, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 140 x 215 Mm 
Printed Pages: 158. 024733

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9 Body Maps: Stories By South Asian Women

Radha Chakravarty (ed.)

Zubaan, New Delhi, India, 2008, 8189884026 / 9788189884024, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 140 x 215 Mm 
Printed Pages: 216. 024736

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10 Codes of Misconduct: Regulating Prostitution in Late Colonial Bombay

Ashwini Tambe

Zubaan, New Delhi, India, 8189884425 / 9788189884420, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 140 x 215 Mm 
"This remarkable study focuses on the relationship between forms of prostitution, discourses on law making, and law enforcement practices. Across the 19th and early 20th centuries, the colonial government in Bombay city formulated laws on prostitution that were enormously repetitive. Activities such as soliciting men, pimping and procuring women and girls for prostitution were banned in identical ways in multiple eras. Across the same hundred years, commercial sex grew vast in scale, and Bombay became a node in a transnational sex trade circuit. This book argues that while the expansion of Bombay's sex trade over the past century might suggest that laws were simply ineffectual, law making was instead a productive process that sustained particular forms of prostitution. In examining this dimension of colonial governance, Tambe evaluates the uses and limits of Foucault's approach to law and sexuality. " Printed Pages: 208. 034012

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11 Contradictory Lives: Bul Women in India and Bangladesh

Lisa I.Knight

Oxford University Press, New Delhi, India, 2011, 0199773548 / 9780199773541, First Edition, Hardback, New, New, 
036857

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12 Crossing the Sacred Line: Women's Search for Political Power

Abhilasha Kumari and Sabina Kidwai

Orient BlackSwan, New Delhi, India, 1998, 8125014357 / 9788125014355, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 
Printed Pages: 240. 032359

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13 Crossing the Sacred Line: Women's Search for Political Power

Abhilasha Kumari and Sabina Kidwai

Orient BlackSwan, New Delhi, India, 1998, 8125014349 / 9788125014348, First Edition, Paperback, New, 
Printed Pages: 240. 032360

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14 Democracy in the Family: Insights from India

Joy Deshmukh-Ranadive (ed.)

Sage Publications, New Delhi, India, 2008, 0761936319 / 9780761936312, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 
Democracy in the Family: Insights from India is unique in the way it employs diverse research methods to address the issue of justice in the family under the common theme of examining whether the ethos of democracy is relevant to it. The interface between principles of democracy inside and outside the home is explored through the sub-themes of `Experiencing the Family`, `Expressing the Family`, `Seeking Justice` and `Including the Excluded`. The topics covered range from examinations of the institution of the family, the site of the household, practices of householding and relationships between members, the impact of non-democratic norms and attempts to seek justice in the face of domestic strife and violence, to the advocacy of inclusive strategies that involve men and entire communities in democratising the family. Printed Pages: 256. 028634

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15 Democratization and Women's Grassroots Movements

Jill M. Bystydzienski and Joti Sekhon (eds)

Zubaan, New Delhi, India, 8186706542 / 9788186706541, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 
The Fall of communist regimes in Eastern Europe and of dictatorships in Latin America brought new attention to democratic movements worldwide. Most interest focused on national activities, electoral politics and the expansion of capitalist markets, and though much has been written about social movements, the connections between women’s grassroots organizations and democratization have been neglected. This book explores how these movements contribute to the expansion of public and private spaces and democratic processes. The sixteen case studies highlight women’s grassroots movements in India, Hong Kong, Singapore, Eritrea, South Africa, Syria, Egypt, El Salvador, Honduras, Poland, Russia, Belgium, Ireland, Canada, the United States (Appalachia), and Australia. They reveal the connections between local political and social action and the growth of democratic processes at state, regional and global levels. The book illustrates how community-based actions, programmes and organizaions that empower women contribute to the creation of a civil society and thus enhance democracy. Contents Acknowledgements Introduction Part I: Asia 1. Grassroots social action and empowerment in India: the case of action India Women’s program 2. Re-inheriting women in decolonizing Hong Kong 3. Democracy at the margins: NGOs and women’s "Unofficial" political participation in Singapore Part II: Africa and the Middle East 4. Exchanging participation for promises: mobilization of women in Eritrea 5. Democratization through adult popular education: a reflection on the resilience of women from Kwa-Ndebele, South Africa 6. Self-identity as a form of democratization: the Syrian experience 7. Women’s grassroots movements and democratization in Egypt Part III: Central America 8. Women and grassroots democracy in EI Salvador: the case of Comunidad Segundo Montes 9. Feminist organizations and grassroots democracy in Honduras Part IV: Eastern Europe 10. New roads to resistance: polish feminists in the transition to democracy 11. From the ground up : women’s organizations and democratization in Russia Part V: Western Europe, North America, and Australia 12. Building democratic bridges over Belgian political Bastions: the work of the VOK—women’s consultation committee 13. Women’s participation in grassroots initiatives in Ireland 14. Sexual assault and the Canadian state: participatory: democracy struggles within a liberal democracy 15. Empowerment and disempowerment of women in Central Appalachia, U.S.A. 16. Women in agriculture: action for more democratic Australian farm politics Conclusion About the Editors and Contributors. Printed Pages: 450. 027118

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16 Eminent Women in the Mahabharata, 2 Vols.

Vanamala Bhawalkar

Sharada Publishing House, Delhi, India, 2002, 81-85616-80-9 / 9788185616803, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 596. 032220

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17 Encyclopaedia of World Women, 10 Vols.

S.S. Shashi (ed.)

Sundeep Prakashan, New Delhi, India, 2002, 81-7574-106-6 / 9788175741065, Hardcover, New, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
Set of 10 vols. 032672

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18 Encyclopedia of Women and Gender: Sex Similarities and Differences and the Impact of Society on Gender, 2 Vols.

Judith Worell

Academic Press, 2001, 0122272455 / 9780122272455, First Edition, Hardcover, New, 
Set of 2 vols. 028280

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19 Entrepreneurship and Women Empowerment

Muzamil Jan and Neeru Sharma

Sarup Book Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 2008, 8176258962 / 9788176258968, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 327. 025178

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20 Female Infanticide and Child Marriage

Sambodh Goswami

Rawat Publications, New Delhi, India, 2007, 81-316-0112-9 / 9788131601129, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 424. 031994

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21 Feminist Futures: Re-imagining Women, Culture and Development

Kum-Kum Bhavani, John Foran and Priya Kurian (eds)

Zubaan, New Delhi, India, 8189013610 / 9788189013615, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 
"Globalization and the failure of development have led to the feminization of poverty, environmental degradation and an uncertain future for global peace and security. Development studies has reached an impasse, both in its theoretical paradigms and its practical prescriptions. Too economistics, too little focused on the daily lives of women, and devoid of vision, the field needs a radical imaginative overhaul. The contributors to this book who work at the intersection of cultural studies, feminist studies and critical development studies, articultae a new theoretical framework that they call Women, Culture and Development. They apply it to a range of issues and through a series of shorter think pieces, present their ideas to the future." Contents "Acknowledgemets Notes on Contributors Abbreviations 1. An Introduction to Women, Culture and Development Part One Sexulaity and the Gendered Body 2. ""Tragedies"" in Out-of-the-Way Places: Oceanic Interpretations of Another Scale 3. Queering Development: Institutionalised Heterosexuality in Developemnt Theory, Practice and Politics in Latin America 4. Claiming the State: Women's Reproductive Identity and Indian Development 5. Bodies and Choices: African Matriarchs and Mammy Water Part Two Environment, Technology, Science 6. Managing Future(s): Culture, Development, Gender and the Dystopic Continuum 7. Negotiating Human-Nature Boundaries: Cultural Hierarchies and Masculinist Paradigms of Development Studies 8. Imagining India: Religious Nationalism in the Age of Science and Development Part Three The Cultural Politics of Representation 9. Of Rural Mothers, Urban Whores and Working Daughters: Women and the Critique of Neocolonial Development in Taiwan's Nativist Literature 10. The Representation of the Mostaz'as I ""the Disempowered"" in Revolutionary and Post-Revolutionary Iran 11. Mariamma Ba's So Long A Letter: Women, Culture and Development from a Francophone/ Post-colonial Perspective Bibliography Index" . Printed Pages: 326. 027144

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22 Feminist Post-Development Thought: Rethinking Modernity, Post-colonialism and Representation

Kriemild Saunders

Zubaan, New Delhi, India, 8189013246 / 9788189013240, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 
Feminist Post-Development Thought addresses the crucial question of what development means for women. Is it still their best hope of social progress and equality, or does it simply raise false expectations for the future? Contents Abbreviations Acknowledgements Contributors Introduction: Towards a Deconstructive Post-Development Criticism I Aiding Development or Post-Development 1 Lessons from the Field:Rethinking Empowerment, Gender And Development from a Post-(Post-?) Development Perspective Jane Parpart 2 Dismantling the Master’s House with the Master’s Tools? Gender Work in and with Poerrful Bureaucracies 3 Trails of Turquoise: Feminist Enquiry and Counter-development in Ladakh, India II The Feminization of the Global Economy 4 Counter-geographies of Globalization: Feminization of Survival 5 Engendering Globalization in an Era of Transnational Capital: New Cross-Border Alliances and Strategies of Resistance in a post-NAFTA Mexico III More Worldly Feminisms 6 Development:Feminist Theory’s Cul-de-sac 7 Picture More at Variance: Of Desire and Development In the People’s Republic of China 8 Developmentalist Feminism and Neocolonialism In Andean Communities IV The Science Question in Development 9 Mad Cows and Sacred Cows 10 Global Circulations: Nature, Culture and the Possibility of Sustainable Development 11 Do the Marginalized Valorize the Margins? Exploring the Dangers of Difference V Stories From the Field 12 Participatory Research: A Tool in the Production of Knowledge in Development Discourse 13 Ethnographic Acts: Writing Women and Other Political Fields 14 Practising Theory through Women’s Bodies: Public Violence and Women’s Strategies of Power and Place VI Other Bodies 15 Body Politics: Revisiting the Population Question 16 Reproductive Technologies: A Third World Feminist Perspective 17 Gender, Bodies and Cosmos in Mesoamerica References and Bibliography Index. Printed Pages: 368. 027139

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23 Fields of Protest: Women's Movements in India

Raka Ray

Zubaan, New Delhi, India, 8186706232 / 9788186706237, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 
Fields of Protest explores the political and cultural circumstances under which groups of women organize to fight for their rights and self-worth. Contents Acknowledgements List of Political Parties and Women’s Organizations in India 1. Women’s Movements and Political Fields 2. From Lived Experiences to Political Action 3. Calcutta: A Hegemonic Political Field 4. Negotiating a Homogeneous Political Culture 5. Domination and Subordination in Calcutta 6. Bombay: A Fragmented Political Field 7. Coexistence in a Heterogeneous Political Culture 8. Domination and Subordination in Bombay 9. Identity, Autonomy, the State, and Women’s Movements Methodological Appendixes Notes Bibliography Index. Printed Pages: 232. 027137

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24 Films and Feminism: Essays in Indian Cinema

Jasbir Jain and Sudha Rai (eds)

Rawat Publications, New Delhi, India, 2009, 81-316-0280-X / 9788131602805, First Edition, Paperback, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 280. 031971

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25 First There Was Woman & Other Stories

Marija Sres

Zubaan, New Delhi, India, 2008, 8189884352 / 9788189884352, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 140 x 215 Mm 
Printed Pages: 124. 024735

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26 Gandhi's Tiger and Sita's Smile: Essays on Gender, Sexuality and Culture

Ruth Vanita

Yoda Press, New Delhi, India, 8190227254 / 9788190227254, First Edition, Paperback, New, 
Gandhi's Tiger and Sita's Smile presents a collection of compelling essays which interrogate a variety of Indian texts and contexts along intersecting axes of gender, nation, and desire. The primary theme that weaves these varied essays together, written at different points of time with varying focal points of interest, is intertextuality. Vanita examines the way in which medieval texts speak to each other and draw on earlier canonical works, rewriting and transforming narrative in a spirit of respectful conversation. She also looks at modern texts, such as nineteenth-century poetry and twentieth-century fiction and cinema, as they converse with each other and with older texts. In doing so, she tries to explore how such pre-modern and modern texts are received in later periods or by other cultures in the same period. These captivating and intensely thought-provoking writings demonstrate the author's superb ability to turn the norm, whether Right-wing or Left-Wing, on its head, and find a fresh way to appreciate diversity and change, and the valuable dialogue they give rise to. Contents Forword by Shohini Ghosh Preface Acknowledgements Politics and Power 1. Thinking Beyond Gender in India 2. The Self Has No Gender: A Female and A Male Scholar Debate Women's Status in the Mahabharata 3. Gandhi's Tiger: Multilingual Elites, the Battle for Minds, and English Romantic Literature in Colonial India 4. A Rose by Any Other Name: The Sexuality Terminology Debates 5. Was Sita Mrs Ram? The Evolution of Women's Surnames 6. Whatever Happened to the Hindu Left? Love and Friendship 7. God as Sakhi: Medieval Poet Janabai and her Friend Vithabai 8. Gender, Language, and Genre: Hindus, Muslims, Men, Women, and Lesbian Love in Nineteenth-century Urdu Rekhti Poetry 9. Tragic Love and the Ungendered Heart: Reading the Well of Loneliness in India and the West 10. From a Man (Mard) to a Human Being (Insan): Jealous Husbands, Female Sexuality and Discourses of Love in Three Major Hindi Films 11. Social Deviant, Disabled Victim or Normative Human Being? Love Rewrites the Plot in Dosti and Tamanna 12. The Many Colours of Love: Homoerotic Tropes in Modern Indian Fiction Pleasure, Play, Transformation 13. Sita Smiles: Wife as Goddess in the Adbhut Ramayana 14. Disability as Opportunity: Sage Ashtavakra Mentors Bhagiratha, the Disabled Child of Two Mothers 15. Playing the Field: Homoeroticism in Modern Indian Advertising 16. Pleasure or Moral Purpose? Conflict and Anxiety in Modern Hindi Translations of the Kamasutra 17. 'I'm an Excellent Animal': Cows at Play in the Writings of Bahinabai, Rukun Advani, Suniti Namjoshi and Others Index. Printed Pages: 336. 027141

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27 Gender and Social Theory

Mary Evans

Rawat Publications, New Delhi, India, 2009, 81-316-0289-3 / 9788131602898, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 148. 031853

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28 Gender Concerns in South Asia: Some Perspectives

Manjeet Bhatia, Deepali Bhanit, and Nirmalya Samanta (eds)

Rawat Publications, New Delhi, India, 2008, 81-316-0115-3 / 9788131601150, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 420. 031989

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29 Gender Discrimination in Land Ownership

Prem Chowdhry (ed.)

Sage Publications, New Delhi, India, 2009, 8178299429 / 9788178299426, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 
Contemporary India demonstrates a curious labyrinth of land ownership patterns and rights for women co-existing in various states and the inter-regional and intra-regional differences between communities and caste groups. Initiated by the Centre for Rural Studies of the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, this volume is a collection of essays on Land Reforms in India by social scientists across disciplines from fourteen different states. The editors offer an in-depth analysis of the laws governing access and control of land and its ownership by women in the various states of India. They examine the diverse ways in which discrimination is experienced by them in their respective states and propose ways to counter this rampant gender inequality. With the help of data the book shows the differences in land ownership patterns and land rights for women across regions, communities and castes. It understands how and why the state laws in relation to agricultural labor, tenants and other farmers, land ceilings, allocation of surplus lands, distribution of ownership titles and other land reforms have failed to accommodate women. Gender Discrimination in Land Ownership examines the dominant role played by cultural and customary practices in depriving women of legal rights which they may have had, and proposes ways, based upon extensive field work as well as interaction between legal experts, social activists and bureaucrats, to counter gender inequality in all the major zones of India. This interdisciplinary study with its wide contemporary reach will encourage debates on existing society and the augmentation/implementation of laws and rights required to establish a more just and equitable society. Printed Pages: 352. 028102

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30 Gender Issues in Development: Concerns for the 21st Century

Bhaswati Das and Vimal Khawas (eds)

Rawat Publications, New Delhi, India, 2009, 81-316-0191-9 / 9788131601914, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 328. 031968

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31 Gender Justice, Citizenship and Development

Maitrayee Mukhopadhyay and Navsharan Singh (eds)

Zubaan in association with IDRC, New Delhi, India, 978818988431X, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 
Although there have been notable gains for women globally in the last few decades, gender inequality and gender-based inequities continue to impinge upon girls' and women's ability to relaize their rights and their full potential as citizens and equal partners. In fact for every right that has been established, there are millions of women who do not enjoy it. In this book, studies from Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, are prefaced by an introductory chapter that links current thinking on gender justice to debates on citizenship, entitlements, and law and development. A concluding chapter situates the discussion of gender justice, citizenship and entitlements in current development debates on poverty alleviation and social exclusion. The book brings together multidisciplinary perspectives from leading feminist scholars of sociology, political science and legal studies, among others, and in doing so, provides new insights for both advocacy and reserach. Contents Foreword 1 Gender Justice, Citizenship and Development: An Introduction 2 Gender Justice, Citizenship and Entitlements: Core Concepts, Central Debates and New Directions for Research 3 Refiguring Citizenship: Research Perspectives on Gender Justce in the Latin American and Caribbean Region 4 Challenging the Liberal Subject: Law and Gender Justice in South Asia 5 Situating Gender and Citizenship in Development Debates: Towards a Strategy 6 Addressing Formal and Substantive Citizenship: Gender Justice in Sub-Sharan Africa 7 Unequal Citizenship: Issues of Gender Justice in the Middle East and North Africa 8 Select Bibliography 9 Notes on Contributors. Printed Pages: 366. 027125

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32 Gender Realities: Survival Strategies

Supriya Agarwal

Literary Circle, Jaipur, India, 2011, 81-8182-086-X / 9788181820860, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 183. 036638

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33 Gender, Conflict and Migration

Navnita Chadha Behera (ed.)

Sage Publications, New Delhi, India, 2006, 0761934545 / 9780761934547, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 
Research on the subject of women’s migration and conflict is generally organised along the twin axes of gender and conflict, and gender and migration. The reality of women’s conflict-driven migration, however, falls between these two axes. The essays in this volume seek to fill this gap by examining the changes in status, identities and power relations among women and men as they move from a conflict situation at home, to migrant camps, to the post-conflict or peace-building phase when they return home. The contributors use a variety of research methods including ethnography, dialogue, oral history, textual analyses and consciousness-raising techniques. Printed Pages: 308. 028628

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34 Gender, History and Culture: Inside the Haveli

Supriya Agarwal and Urmil Talwar (eds)

Rawat Publications, New Delhi, India, 2009, 81-316-00247-8, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 14.5 Cms x 22.5 Cms 
Printed Pages: 238. 030347

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35 Gender, Matriliny and Entrepreneurship: The Khasis of North-East India

Tiplut Nongbri

Zubaan, New Delhi, India, 8189013769 / 9788189013769, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 
This book focuses on the economic activities of Khasi women, a matrilineal tribe in North-East India. Like most women in tribal societies, Khasi women contribute significantly to the sustenance of the family. However, women’s contribution to the economy remains a largely neglected area both in research as well as in policy, not only in North-East India but also nationally and internationally. What accounts for this general indifference to the economic role of women is one of the issues addressed in this book. The central issue however revolves around the question of why despite the substantial time and energy Khasi women invest in their business, many continue to stagnate, and why others, after acquiring some measure of success, slide into oblivion. Contents List of Tables and Charts Preface 1. Introduction: Gender, Kingship and Production 2. Economics Profile of Meghalaya 3. Women in Trade: Social and Economic Profile 4. Women in Trade: Working Lives 5. Women in Industry and Contract 6. Roadblocks to Entrepreneurship 7. Conclusion Epilogue Annexure I Meghalaya Industrial Policy, 1988 Annexure II Meghalaya Industrial Policy, 1997 Bibliography. Printed Pages: 160. 027857

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36 Gender, Violent Conflict and Development

Dubravka Zarkov

Zubaan, New Delhi, India, 8189013602 / 9788189013608, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 
The last few decades have witnessed growing theoretical and practical concerns with intersections between violent conflict and development. Links between poverty and natural resources have been minutely explored, and attention has also been given to how state collapse and bad governance have contributed to violent conflict. However, gender relations and ideologies have often been overlooked in theorization of these interconnections, as well as in designing development strategies meant to mend the devastating impact that war leaves on a society. This book looks at the intersections between development practice and violent conflict from an explicit gender perspective and situates the fields of inquiry within a global condition of neo-liberal economy and militarism. Using the notions of femininity and masculinity as analytical tools, contributors question theoretical, political and policy approaches pertaining to specific development strategies in times of prolonged violent conflict, transitions to peace, and post-conflict periods. They further analyse various social, cultural, economic and political processes and relations of power that impact upon different groups of women, men and children in the contexts of militarization and violence. Contents Acknowledgements Foreword Introduction Part 1: Claiming the Spheres 1. The culture of peace, or the culture of the sound-bite? Development practice and the ‘tyranny of policy? 2. Rethinking gender, violent conflict and development from local perspectives: Reclaiming political agency in South Asia 3. Global issues, local realities: A note from a post-Tsunami coastal town in Sri Lanka Part 2: Examining the Past, Thinking the Future 4. Gender, development and conflict in Mozambique: Lessons of a ‘success?story 5. Organizing and mobilizing women for peace: Some reflection on Sri Lanka 6. Women and violent conflicts in Iraq: A story behind the photographs 7. Gender and enthnicity in Rwanda: On legal remedies for victims of wartime sexual violence 8. Sketching the militias: Constructions of violent masculinity in the east Timor conflict Part 3: Changing Perspectives 9. Children and youth in fighting force: On war slacery and war economies in Africa 10. Interdisciplinary intersections: Linking gender studies, development studies and international relations 11. Trauma and healing: Cross-cultural and methodological perspectives on post-conflict recovery and development Bibliography Notes on Contributors. Printed Pages: 325. 027120

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37 Genderscapes: Revisioning Natural Resource Management

Sumi Krishna

Zubaan, New Delhi, India, 2009, 8189884123 / 9788189884123, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 145 x 225 Mm 
Printed Pages: 488. 028736

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38 Grass-Roots NGOs By Women for Women: The Driving Force of Development in India

Femida Handy, Meenaz Kassam, Suzanne Feeney, and Bhagyashree Ranade

Sage Publications, New Delhi, India, 2006, 0761935002 / 9780761935001, First Edition, Paperback, New, 
Adopting an inter-disciplinary approach, this book provides an in-depth understanding of why Indian NGOs run by women for women, tend to be successful. Based on first-hand observations spanning five years and interviews with 20 founders of NGOs, this book explores the factors that motivate and facilitate women entrepreneurship in the development sector. It examines the organizational structures that have evolved based on feminist ideology and the services provided (e.g. self-help groups and micro-finance). The authors also discuss the social impact of these NGOs in promoting both development and women’s empowerment. They show how small NGOs are particularly effective in garnering support from the grass-roots and in tapping the knowledge base of local communities. Overall, the authors find that women entrepreneurs act as facilitators with a unique leadership style and that they encourage community-based movements grounded in local issues. As a result, these NGOs are successfully changing the landscape of rural poverty in India while ushering in sustainable development. Printed Pages: 236. 028615

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39 Indian Women Novelists

Jyoti Singh

Rawat Publications, New Delhi, India, 2007, 81-316-0114-5 / 9788131601143, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 192. 032163

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40 Inner Line: The Zubaan Anthology of Stories By Indian Women

Urvashi Butalia (ed.)

Zubaan, New Delhi, India, 2008, 8189013777 / 9788189013776, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 140 x 215 Mm 
Printed Pages: 257. 024732

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41 Janani - Mothers, Daughters, Motherhood

Rinki Bhattacharya (ed.)

Sage Publications, New Delhi, India, 2006, 076193510X / 9780761935100, First Edition, Paperback, New, 
Bringing together the writings of women from various walks of life - authors, artists, academics and ordinary people - this volume presents their experiences of being mothers and daughters. The complex emotions women go through, as a mother or a daughter, are portrayed in a variety of ways. The contributors provide humane, intimate and compelling real life narratives. The collection includes true stories on adoptive motherhood, step-mothering and single-motherhood within a South Asian context.Printed Pages: 196. 028103

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42 Knowing Our Rights: Women, Family, Laws and Customs in the Muslim World

Women Living Under Muslim Laws

Zubaan, New Delhi, India, 8186706690 / 9788186706695, First Edition, Paperback, New, 
This book is designed as a tool for activists engaged in lobbying and advocacy related to Muslim women's rights within the family at the policy level and in communities. Contents Ackinowledgements Glossary List of Statutes Chapter 1: Introduction a) Women Living Under Muslim Laws and the Women & Law in the Muslim World Programme b) International Synthesis of the W &L Programme Chapter 2: Laws, Legal Systems and Change a) Our Definition of Terms b) Constitutional Law, CEDAW and International Human Rights Laws and Norms c) Laws and Social Contexts d) Constitutional and Legal Frameworks Chapter 3: Marriage Requisites a) An Overview b) Capacity c) Consent d) Forced Marriage and Choice in Marriage e) Capacity to Mary ?Other Prohibitions f) Witnesses and Mahr (Dower) Chapter 4: Child Marriage Chapter 5: Marriage Contracts a) Registration and Validity b) Marriage Contracts and Registers c) Inherent Rights and Responsibilities d) Negotiated Rights and Responsibilities e) Mahr (Dower) f) Other Payments and Exchanges Chapter 6: Types of Marriages a) Polygamy b) Mut’a, Concubinage, and Common Law Marriage Chapter 7: Maintenance Chapter 8: Status of Children Chapter 9: Dissolution of Marriage a) Dissolution of Marriage ?An Overview b) Muslim Laws on Dissolution ?An Overview c) Mubarat and Divorce by Mutual Agreement d) Talaq e) Talaq Tafwid (‘Esma and the Delegated Right of Divorce) f) Khul? g) Other Forms of Dissolution for Women h) Dissolution on Equal Grounds for Women and Men Chapter 10: Matters Related to Dissolution of Marriage a) Idda and The Waiting Period b) Financial Rights and Settlements c) Hilala (Intervening Marriage) d) Custody and Guardianship of Children Annexe 1: Countries covered by the W& L Research Annexe 2: List of Organizations Bibliography Index. Printed Pages: 360. 027135

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43 Living the Body: Embodiment, Womanhood and Identity in Contemporary India

Meenakshi Thapan

Sage Publications, New Delhi, India, 2009, 8178299011 / 9788178299013, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 
This is a book about embodiment and identity in the context of particular women's lives in an urban setting. It is concerned with the development of a sociology of embodiment in the context of women's lives in contemporary, urban India. The focus on embodiment is mediated by gender and class, two critical elements that constitute identity in relation to embodiment. The study is based on material collected from interviews with working class women in an urban slum and with professional, upper class women, with young women in secondary schools and from material from a women's magazine. Apart from theoretical considerations, the book gives centrality to women's voice in the construction of her identity as an embodied being, located in particular socio-economic settings in urban India. The book also attempts to provide an understanding of resistance in the context of women's lives, both as a conceptual tool and a strategy in everyday life. Printed Pages: 216. 028105

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44 Macroeconomics and Gender

Ritu Dewan and K. Seeta Prabhu (eds)

Zubaan, New Delhi, India, 2009, 8189884514 / 9788189884512, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 140 x 220 Mm 
Printed Pages: 242. 029190

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45 Making Peace with the Earth: Beyond Resource, Land and Food Wars

Vandana Shiva

Women Unlimited, New Delhi, India, 2012, 8188965758 / 9788188965755, First Edition, Paperback, New, 14 Cms x 22 Cms 
Wars in the 21st century are wars against the earth; against natural resources like water, soil, forests, minerals, seeds. The global corporate economy based on the idea of limitless growth has become a war economy and the means it uses are instruments of war. Trade wars. Waters wars. Food wars. In a compelling and rigorously documented exposition, Vandana Shiva demolishes the myths propagated by corporate globalisation in its pursuit of profit and power, by demonstrating its flawed assumptions and devastating fallouts. Consumerism lubricates the war against the earth, corporate control violates all ethical and ecological limits. It promotes technologies of production based on genetic engineering, geo-engineering and toxins; industrial development that entails the enforced appropriation of land, rivers, mountains; agribusinesses that deplete natures diversity; land-grab in Africa, Asia, South America. Exploitation of this order incurs the kind of ecological and economic debt that is unsustainable, unbailable and unbearable. Making Peace with the Earthoutlines how a paradigm shift to earth-centred politics and economics is our only chance of survival; and how collective resistance to corporate exploitation can open the way to a new environmentalism of interdependence and earth democracy. Printed Pages: 288. 037921

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46 Marketing Reproduction: Political Rhetoric and Gender Policy in India

Rachel Simon-Kumar

Zubaan, New Delhi, India, 8189013025 / 9788189013028, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 
The Reproductive and Child Health Policy (RCH) in India has been in force since 1995. Coming after the Cairo Conference, 1994, the RCH was expected to usher in a 'paradigm shift' in India's population policy. From a family welfare programme that has historically been top-down, even coercive, the Indian government projected the RCH to be a participatory, women-centred reproductive health service. Ironically, the policy was devised barely four years after the start of the Indian State's tryst with market development, and was launched into a political environment in ideological transition. This book provides a political analysis of the RCH policy, tracking how neo-liberal and purportedly, women-centred reproductive health discourses are positioned against each other. Contents Acknowledgements 1 Introduction 2 Feminist Frameworks: Policy and Ideology 3 The State and the Ideologies of Gender: Women in Indian Development 4 The Reproductive and Child Health Programme in India: An Overview 5 Tracing Neo-Liberal Rhetoric in the Reproductive and Child Health Programme: Constructing State and Citizen within Market Paradigms 6 Gender Sensitivity: The Ideology of Gender in the Reproductive and Child Health Programme 7 Lost in Translation: Ideology and Co-option in the Reproductive and Child Health Programme 8 Conclusion: Marketing Reproduction and the Politics of Gender Ideology Appendices Glossary of Acronyms/ Abbreviations Profile of Interviewees Agency Documents used in the Analysis. Printed Pages: 270. 027129

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47 Matrilineal Communities, Patriarchal Realities

Kanchana N. Ruwanpura

Zubaan, New Delhi, India, 8189013041 / 9788189013042, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 
In rejecting falsely homogenizing accounts of women's lives, feminist economists have, in recent years, unlocked the multiple ways in which gendered relations of dominance and subordination are maintained. One of the key differences they have turned their attention to is ethnicity. This study of Muslim, Sinhala and Tamil households, in Sri Lanka examines both the commonality of patriarchal structures and economic problems in such households, as well as the differences created by the ethnicities that divide them. The author looks at the nature and reliability of kinship support for female heads and the reciprocal obligations in terms of female propriety and conventional conduct extracted from female heads. She questions development policies premised on the patriarchal household and argues for a recognition of diversity and complexity. Contents Acknowledgement 1. Introduction: Unpacking A Feminist Nirvana 2. Diverse Households: Literature on Female-headship 3. The “Grand?and “Meta?Narratives: Situating Sri Lankan Female-heads 4. Matrilineal Muslims: Female-heads in Muslim Community 5. Variation on a Theme: Sinhala Female-heads in Hybrid Lineage Systems 6. Matriclan Ideologies and Patriarchal Structures: Female-headships among Tamils 7. Dutiful Daughters, Sacrificing Sons 8. Jugging Acts: Political, Economic and Social Realities 9. Nearing Limits or Pushing Boundaries? 10. Conclusion: Interested Engagement–Feminist Issues in Development Economics Appendix A Appendix B Appendix C References. Printed Pages: 253. 027147

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48 Memories of a Rolling Stone

Vina Mazumdar

Zubaan, New Delhi, India, 2010, 8189884522 / 9788189884529, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 145 x 215 Mm 
Printed Pages: 190. 032800

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49 Migrant Women and Work

Anuja Agrawal (ed.)

Sage Publications, New Delhi, India, 2006, 0761934561 / 9780761934561, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 
This volume is focused on Asian women who migrate either globally or across the Asian continent or within their respective countries in order to seek work. The contributors cover a broad terrain of issues including the changing gender composition of migration streams; the motivations of individual migrants; the different outcomes of male and female migration; and discernible patterns in the migration of women. The distinguishing feature of this collection of original essays and case studies is that it concentrates on ‘solo?migrant women. The contributors show that even though migration involves moving away from their homes, the family, both as an institution and an ideology, constraints and shapes the choices of migrant women. Additionally, the case studies demonstrate that gender ideologies remain highly resistant to modification even consequent to a radical alteration in the household division of labour owing to women’s migration. On the other hand, women see migration as a way of achieving greater autonomy as well as fulfilling a role as a responsible adult. Overall, the volume argues that the structural ramifications of women’s migration extend beyond the lives of the migrant women themselves in so far as their labour plays an important role in shaping gender relations in the societies of both the migrants and their hosts. An important contribution to the literature on migration, this volume will attract the attention of all social scientists but particularly those studying migration, gender, family, labour, sociology and anthropology. Printed Pages: 226. 028626

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50 Missing: Half the Story. Journalism as if Gender Matters

Kalpana Sharma (ed.)

Zubaan, New Delhi, India, 2010, 8189884832 / 9788189884833, First Edition, Paperback, New, 135 x 215 Mm 
Printed Pages: 316. 033512

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