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Narratives from the Women's Studies Family
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Narratives from the Women's Studies Family
Recreating Knowledge

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March 2003 | 388 pages | SAGE India
This unique volume brings together the personal accounts of 17 scholars and activists who have initiated and/or nurtured centres for women’s studies. The heterogeneous group represented here covers the entire range of the women’s studies family in India. The contributors highlight the inroads that women’s studies has made to the knowledge base in the social and material sciences and where it has inspired a shift in policy or a change in curriculum.
Devaki Jain and Pam Rajput
Introduction
Arun Nigavekar
Foreword
Neera Desai, Vina Mazumdar and Kamalini Bhansali
From Women's Education to Women's Studies
The Long Struggle for Legitimacy

 
 
PART ONE: CASE STUDIES OF UNIVERSITY-BASED WOMEN'S STUDIES CENTRES
Maithreyi Krishnaraj
Blazing a Quarter Century Trail
Research Centre for Women's Studies, SNDT University

 
Pam Rajput
From Cycle Shed to Powerhouse
Centre for Women's Studies and Development, Panjab University

 
Chaya Datar
Integrating Activism and Academics
Unit for Women's Studies, Tata Institute if Social Sciences

 
Susheela Kaushik
Catalysts and Deterrents
Women's Studies and Development Centre, Delhi University

 
Surinder Jetley
Being a Woman Is Not Enough
Centre for Women's Studies and Development, Banaras Hindu University

 
Jasodhara Bagchi
A Challenging and Inspiring Journey
School of Women's Studies, Jadavpur University

 
Bharati Ray
Towards Justice
Centre for Women's Studies, Calcutta University

 
Regina Papa
Crossing Boundary Politics
Centre for Women's Studies, Alagappa University

 
Amita Verma
Taking Wings within a University: Many Struggles, a Few Successes
Women's Studies Research Centre, Maharaja Sayaji Rao University

 
Rameshwari Varma
From Presence to Identity
Women's Studies Centre, Mysore University

 
 
PART TWO: CASE STUDIES OF WOMEN'S STUDIES CENTRES OUTSIDE THE UNIVERSITY
Devaki Jain
Building a Service Station Brick by Brick
Institute of Social Studies Trust

 
Anveshi Research Centre for Women's Studies
Nurturing Links Between Scholarship and Activism
The Story of Anveshi

 
Kumud Sharma
The Discourse Between Studies, Institutions and Critical Pedagogy
Centre for Women's Development Studies

 
 
PART THREE: INDIVIDUAL SCHOLARS
V S Elizabeth
My Journey into Women's Studies
Leela Gulati
Full Circle
Women's Studies sans Institutions

 
Uma Chakravarti
Oppositional Imaginations
 
Index

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Devaki Jain

Devaki Jain, Honorary Fellow St Anne’s College, Oxford University, is Founder and former Director of the Institute of Social Studies Trust, New Delhi, India. She was previously a lecturer at the University of Delhi, a founding member of Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN), member of the South Commission (chaired by Julius Nyerere), and of the UN eminent persons group concerned with child soldiers. She has an honorary doctorate from the University of Westville in Durban, Republic of South Africa, and has held fellowships at Harvard and Sussex Universities. She has been a member of State Planning boards and many of the... More About Author

Pam Rajput

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