Women in Peace Politics explores the role of women as agents and visionaries of peace in South Asia. Peace is redefined to include in its fold the attempt by women to be a part of the peace making process, reworking the structural inequalities faced by them and their struggle against all forms of oppression.
This volume, the third in the series of the South Asia Peace Studies, deals with the myriad dimensions of peace as practised by South Asian women over a period of time. It chronicles the lives of "ordinary" womenâ€”their transformative role in peace and an attempt to create a space of their own. Their peace activism is examined in the historical context of their participation in national liberation movements since the early twentieth century. The articles in the collection adopt a new approach to understanding peaceâ€”as a desire to end repression that cuts across caste, class, race and gender and an effort on the part of women to transform their position in society.
This compilation would interest a wide readership besides students and scholars of human rights, peace and security studies, politics and international relations.
Malathi de Alwis
Samir Kumar Das
Sumona Das Gupta
Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
Jean Luc Racine
Nirekha De Silva
Stree Shakti Sanghatana
This book chronicles varied experiences, reactions and viewpoints of women who are placed in variegated situations. Erudite, enlightening and absorbing read.
The articles in the collection adopt a new approach to understanding peace - as a desire to end repression that cuts across caste, class, race, and gender and an effort on the part of the women to transform their position in the society.
Free Press Journal
This volume reflects the multiplicity of women`s role in peace politics in South Asia through a collection of important articles on the subject.