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Sunday, 27 April 2014

Women and the Post-Colonial Indian State

Title: Women and the Post-Colonial Indian State
Author: Nilendra Bardiar
ISBN: 978-93-82395-59-1
Binding: Hard Cover
First Edition: 2014
Language: English

About the Author:
Dr. Nilendra Bardiar is currently working as Assistant Professor at Delhi College of Arts and Commerce (DCAC), University of Delhi. He previously worked as Research Associate with Indian Institute of Dalit Studies. He has done MA (2005-7), M.Phil (2007-9) and PhD (2009-13, awarded in 2014) in History from JNU. 

About the Book:
The object of this book is to look into some aspects of law making, policy formulations, and implementation of the constitutional and legal provisions etc. by the post-colonial state in India vis-à-vis gender justice and women “empowerment” and will try to examine the State’s perspective on gender relations. This will lead to theorizing the nature and character of the Post-colonial State from a gender perspective. The book will also go into the participation of women in the movement for their rights and the role of women socio-political organizations in the process. While the primary concern of the book will be the post-colonial period, yet, to put the things in the right perspective and to bring the context, it may be necessary to dwell briefly upon the pre-1947 period also (especially the period of 1920 onwards) to understand the working of the post-colonial state in the aftermath of Independence. During the colonial period, the construction of woman as an individual and as a social-familial being in the Gandhian discourse and Nehruvian vision’s divergence from it in the post-colonial period is too important to be left out of the scope of this book.

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