Author: Brinda KaratPublisher: Three EssaysYear: 2005Language: EnglishPages: 284ISBN/UPC (if available): 8188789364
This is a comprehensive book on the wide ranging concerns of the women’s movements in India from a left perspective. The author’s active involvement in the women’s struggles adds to the strength of her narrative. It weaves together experiences and critical observations to create a work of great theoretical and practical import.It is that rare book, wise and modest, which informs, instructs, inspires-but with the lightest of touch. Realistic enough to know that for the vast majority of women in India the struggle is for sheer survival against all odds; visionary enough to know that the battle for survival itself shall not be won without winning the battle or emancipation from all kinds of oppression and exploitation. At the heart of that battle for emancipation in our country are the women of our villages and our working classes. This book is written from their standpoint.
FOREWORD BY AIJAZ AHMADPREFACEMULTIPLE STRUGGLESThe Multiple Struggles of WomenGlobalising Resistance Against GlobalisationSocialism and women’s EmancipationGLOBALIZATION AND SURVIVAL ISSUESNeo-Liberal Agendas and Rural Women’s ConcernsGlobalisation and women’s Work in Non-Agricultural SectorFighting for a Basic Human RightFor an Alternative food PolicyThe Feminisation of Poverty in BiharBudgeting Women Out in the Year of EmpowermentGender BudgetingNo Jobs AheadON POLITICAL PARTICIPATIONSome Issues Concerning Women’s Reservation BillReservation Rites-Women as Political ExtrasOBCs, Minorities and the Women’s BillBiology, Ideology and Women in PoliticsVote for Policies, Not GenderWomen Chief MinistersNational Commission, or the National Omission of Women?COMMUNALISM AND WOMENOn the Uniform Civil codeThe Hedgewar Rekha for WomenDemocracy on Trial-Gujarat Sends Alarm Bells RingingDangerous ExperimentsApologise or GoInvestigation as CollusionKanpur-BJP Government of BlameVIOLENCE AGAINST WOMENLiberalisation, Communalism and Struggle Against violenceOn Women’s Unity and Citizenship rightsAgainst the Politics of TerrorRemembering the Melavalavu SixDelivering Anything but JusticeSome Issues in the Struggles Against witch HuntingPrice of HonourDowry Related ViolenceDomesticating women the Saffron WayCoercive Family PlanningPlanning vs Population controlR-486A PERSONAL REMEMBERING A Personal Remembering-MH, 1963-66