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Women in Indian Borderlands
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Women in Indian Borderlands

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August 2011 | 260 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
Women in Indian Borderlands is an ethnographic compilation on the complex interrelationship between gender and political borders in South Asia. The book focuses on the border regions of West Bengal, Jammu and Kashmir and Northeast India.

The chapters in the book examine the stories of women whose lives are intertwined with borders, and who resist everyday violence in all its myriad forms. They show how most of the traditional efforts to make geopolitical regions more secure end up privileging a masculine definition of security that only results in feminine insecurities.

These essays discuss how women negotiate their differences with a state that, though democratic, denies space to differences based on ethnicity, religion, class or gender. Borders are interpreted as zones where the jurisdiction of one state ends and that of the other begins. What comes out is the startling revelation that women not only live on the borders, but in many ways, form them.

Introduction: Resistance in the Borderlands

Paula Banerjee and Anasua Basu Ray Chaudhury
 
Part 1: West Bengal
Bengal-Bangladesh Borderland: Chronicles from Nadia, Murshidabad and Malda

Paula Banerjee
Narrated Time and Constructed Space: Remembering the Communal Violence of 1950 in Hooghly

Anasua Basu Ray Chaudhury
 
Part 2: Jammu and Kashmir
Women's Voices: From Jammu and Kashmir

Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal and Suchismita
Renegotiating Internal Boundaries by Women of Jammu and Kashmir

Sumona DasGupta
 
Part 3: Northeast
Sanitized Society and Dangerous Interlopers: Law and the Chins in Mizoram

Sahana Basavapatna
Engendered Lives: Women in the West Garo Hills

Anjuman Ara Begum
 
Part 4: Voices
Voices of Women in the Borderlands

Aditi Bhaduri
Voices of Women in a Border Town called Moreh

Chitra Ahanthem
Consolidated Bibliography

 
Index

 

The volume is an interesting collage of selective borderlands and alerts us to the research vistas that need to be addressed in further studies. 

Contributions to Indian Sociology

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ISBN: 9788132106500
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