The Veiled Women: Shifting Gender Equations in Rural Haryana

By: Prem Chowdhry

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'[This book is] a gendered cultural and economic history of colonialism and of independent India in which women are both acted on and are agents in society and history.' --- The Indian Historical Review '[This book] is a significant contribution to the growing but still small literature on the history of gender relations in South Asia.' --Economic and Political Weekly 'A significant contribution to the field of gender studies.' -- Seminar 'A highly informative thesis that is at the same time highly readable.' --Hindustan Times 'With this book Prem Chowdhry has emerged as a leading feminist historian of modern India.' --Sociological Bulletin This book examines the position of women in rural Haryana in north India. Covering both colonial and post colonial periods, it explores issues such as participation of women in the processes of production and reproduction, their exclusion from the control of resources and decion making, the resistanc e of patriarchal society to a change in their legal position, their self assertion and agency against heavy odds as well as their complicity in the reconstruction of patriarchy. A new preface recounts the few positive changes that have happened recently along with the continuing gender-related discrimination and violence rampant in this part of the country. This book will be useful to scholars of sociology, gender studies, history, and the lay reader. Printed Pages: 490.

Title: The Veiled Women: Shifting Gender Equations in Rural Haryana

Author Name: Prem Chowdhry

Categories: Women's Studies,

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Oxford University Press: 2004

ISBN Number: 0-19-567038-8

ISBN Number 13: 9780195670387

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 215 x 140 Mm

Seller ID: 002272

Keywords: Haryana Women