Gender, Development and Social Change

Women, Political Struggles and Gender Equality in South Asia

Editors: Alston, M. (Ed.)

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A brutal gang-rape of a young woman in India in 2012 caused a global outcry against rising brutal violence against women. In response to the young woman's death and the protests that followed, the contributors analyze the position of women in South Asia, the issue of violence, women's political activism and gender inequalities.

About the authors

Kerri Whittenbury, Monash University, Australia Alexandra Haynes, Monash University, Australia Sneha Krishnan, Oxford University, UK Sadhna Arya, University of Delhi, India Shashi Khurana, University of Delhi, India Bushra Khaliq, Women in Struggle for Empowerment (WISE) Bidushi Dhungel, activist and independent researcher Alix Dolson, activist and independent researcher Rokeya Kabir, Bangladesh Nari Progati Sangha (BNPS) Kalyani Menon-Sen, independent researcher Paromita Chakravarti, Jadavpur University, India Kaushiki Rao, University of Pennsylvania, USA Anusha Hariharan, independent researcher Aruna Burte, Halo Medical Foundation, India Shaheen Ashraf Shah, independent researcher Mary Hope Schwoebel, independent researcher Carol Wrenn, Concern Worldwide Sebnem Cansun, ?stanbul Sabahattin Zaim University, Turkey Mahmuda Islam, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA Mahfuza akter Mala, independent researcher Shantana Rani Halder Nazmunnessa Mahtab, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh Rajeshri N. Varhadi, University of Mumbai, India Omar Tarek Chowdhury, rights activist, published freelance author and translator.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction: Women, Political Struggles and Activism — Exploring the Lives of Women in South Asia Margaret Alston

    Alston, Margaret

    Pages 1-16

  • Responding to Rape: Feminism and Young Middle-Class Women in India

    Krishnan, Sneha

    Pages 19-32

  • Gendered Violence: Forms, Incidence and Legislation in India

    Arya, Sadhna (et al.)

    Pages 33-57

  • To Be a Woman in Pakistan: Stories of Struggle and Survival

    Khaliq, Bushra

    Pages 58-71

  • Women in Bangladesh: Invisible Heroes in the Economy and Society

    Kabir, Rokeya (et al.)

    Pages 72-82

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women, Political Struggles and Gender Equality in South Asia
Editors
  • M. Alston
Series Title
Gender, Development and Social Change
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-39057-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137390578
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-39056-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 260
Topics