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From Social Reform to Social Protest: Gender and Caste Politics in Kusum Kumar’s ‘Listen Shefali’ (Suno Shefali)

Nandi Bhatia

in Performing Women/Performing Womanhood: Theatre, Politics, and Dissent in North India

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198066934
eISBN:
9780199080076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198066934.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter explores the issue of dalit womanhood when the reappearance of caste and gender issues during the 1970s and 1980s inspired protests that reached a new critical phase through groups such ... More


Introduction

Aniket Jaaware

in Practicing Caste: On Touching and Not Touching

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282265
eISBN:
9780823286218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282265.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This introductory chapter presents the main themes of the book. The major theme is that of “touch” as it constitutes touchability/untouchability in society. Another somewhat implicit theme is that of ... More


Know Thyself

Arundhati C. Khandkar and Ashok C. Khandkar

in Swimming Upstream: Laxmanshastri Joshi and the Evolution of Modern India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780199495153
eISBN:
9780199098279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199495153.003.0007
Subject:
History, Indian History

Having won acclaim with his receiving India’s highest literary honour, the Sahitya Academy Award, he set his sights on encouraging Dalit writers and thinkers to express themselves in their own words, ... More


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