Thinking Women

A Feminist Reader

Edited by Navaneetha Mokkil, Shefali Jha

Foreword by Susie Tharu


Stree - Samya, 2019

Language: English

491 pages

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This reader attempts to see the workings of gender in day-to-day lives. The selection of material is wide ranging in terms of form and content, including creative writings in English and translations from other Indian languages, autobiographical narratives, newspaper articles, theoretical pieces, and a selection of visual material like advertisements and cartoons. The editors have been propelled by a constant attempt to foreground differences and to see how vectors like caste, class, sexuality and religion complicate one's experiences of gender, which open up issues for discussion, and make available different perspectives without offering any neat resolutions. The Reader juxtaposes different voices in such a way that it undermines the subject position of the middle class/upper caste Indian woman.

Navaneetha Mokkil

Navaneetha Mokkil is Assistant Professor, Centre for Women’s Studies, School of Social Sciences, JNU

Shefali Jha

Shefali Jha is a Ph.D. candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of Chicago;

Susie Tharu

Susie Tharu is a professor in the Department of Cultural Studies, EFL University, and a founder member of Anveshi, Research Centre for Women's Studies, Hyderabad. She is the author of several influential papers on literary and cultural theory and history. She has been active in the Indian women's movement and is a member of the Subaltern Studies Collective. Tharu is co-editor of the two-volume anthology Women Writing in India, as well as No Alphabet in Sight and Steel Nibs are Sprouting.