Mapping Women's History
Recovery, Resistance and Activism in Colonial and Postcolonial India
Edited by Paula Banerjee, Padma Anagol, Swapna Banerjee
Barbara Ramusack, Charles Phelps 'Taft Professor Emerita, University of Cincinnati and Geraldine Forbes, Distinguished Teaching Professor Emerita, State University of New York, Oswego, are leading scholars in charting the field of Indian women's history for a Global audience. Through their tireless efforts they were associated with the emergence of a women’s history of India from the 1970's onwards and actively trained, mentored, and inspired students who came their way. The editors, Padma Anagol, Paula Banerjee and Swapna Banerjee, mentored by the professors, have showcased their work and its impact on three generations of scholars.
This insightful collection has four Parts: I Recovery and Reminiscences; II Feminism: Agency and Resistance; III Activism; and IV Reflections. By restoring women's history, voices, and agency, this volume weaves a rich tapestry of Indian feminism and bonds various communities of women. This volume will be a valuable resource not only for students and scholars interested in the rich history of Indian women but also for those interested in furthering their knowledge in the evolution of gender and women's studies in India, both as a discipline and as a career in the American, Indiana and European Academies.