Off the Beaten Track: Rethinking Gender Justice for Indian Women

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Oxford University Press, 1999 - Political Science - 290 pages
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Presented here are some of Kishwar's best essays, each tackling a topic of vital concern for Indian women today: dowry, unwanted daughters, the denial of co-ownership rights to wives, women's land rights, love and marriage, sexual harassment, living identities vs. acquired ones, and the politics of beauty contests. On an introspective note, she examines her estrangement from `-ism-driven' politics and her reservations about being lebelled as a `feminist'.

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Contents

Introduction
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A Call for Dowry Boycott
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Rethinking Dowry Boycott
11
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

Madhu Kishwar is a Reader at Satyawati College, Delhi University.

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