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Tradition and Modernity

Essays on Women of India by: Atashee Chatterjee Sinha , Sashinungla

This anthology explores the lived experiences and positioning of women in diverse Indian social, religious and cultural contexts. It deals with issues varying from the intricacies of the gender concepts embedded in contemporary tradition–modernity debates to detailed consideration of women currents of thought, action and life and the problem of understanding that they throw up.

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ISBN: 9788192611419
Year Of Publication: 2015
Edition: 1st edition
Pages : viii, 176
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 23
Weight: 400

Overview

The anthology Tradition and Modernity: Essays on Women of India includes essays ranging from the philosophical and analytical to the descriptive and the explorative and the experimental perspectives. It explores the lived experiences and positioning of women in diverse Indian social, religious and cultural contexts. The essays deal with issues varying from the intricacies of the gender concepts embedded in contemporary tradition–modernity debates to detailed consideration of women currents of thought, action and life and the problem of understanding that they throw up.
While a majority of the papers rightly reflect on the unequal and oppressive situation of the women in highly patriarchal and hierarchical settings, yet there are quite a few which sensitively touch upon the theme of human spirit and the beauty of love and relationships between man and woman in the midst of caste and gender hierarchies. There is reflection on the theme of the growing awareness about the women, environment and development, particularly the relationship between violence of nature and women.
This collection of writings will appeal to readers of all hues as well as students and scholars of culture and religion, in particular of India, gender equality, democracy and difference and feminist theory.

Contents

Preface
Introduction
– Sashinungla
1. Middle-Class Women in Colonial Rural Bengal: An Analysis on the Basis of Ashapurna Devi’s
Pratham Pratisruti
– Ratna Dutta Sharma and Jaya Karmakar
2. Nacani Artiste Sindhubala Devi: Her Life and Philosophy
– Arun Mahata
3. Women in Different Forms of Marriage in Ancient India
– Gargi Goswami
4. Gender Differences in Early Mind-reading: A Short Study from India
– Maushumi Guha and Debosree Tarafder Jana
5. Man–Woman Relationship: Problems and Prospects in India
– Atashee Chatterjee Sinha
6. Development, Nature and Women: Some Reflections on Vandana Shiva’s View
– Jhuma Chakraborty
7. Women in the Eyes of Buddhism
– Madhumita Chattopadhyay
8. Gender, Tradition and Modernity: A Critical Feminist Analytic
– Sashinungla
Contributors
Index

Meet the Author
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Atashee Chatterjee Sinha is Associate Professor of Philosophy, Centre of Advanced Study, Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Her areas of interest are Ethics, Moral Psychology, Philosophy of Language, Neuroscience and Feminist Philosophy. She is the author of The Many Faces of Reason and Violence. She has also published many articles in journals and anthologies.
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Sashinungla received her Ph.D. at the North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, where she wrote her thesis on environmental philosophy. She is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the Jadavpur University, Kolkata, where she often gets to teach Eco-Philosophy, Peace and Conflict studies, and Buddhist Philosophy. She has published on Folklore and Culture, Insurgency, and Strategic studies, and is now working on issues of Conversion and Terrorism.
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