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Urban Women in contemporary India is an insightful collection of articles which offers new and old observations of the Indian women's movement and issues concerning Indian women...Ghadially provides a good background to the articles for the reader who has limited knowledge about the Indian women's movement.... [the book] presents a book introduction into the complicated and thorny subject matter of Indian women to the unacquainted reader because it anticipates covering a broad spectrum of the field of women's studies.
(Journal of South Asian Development)
This book is meant for those interested in women's issues, social activism, politics, sociology, psychology, ICT, and media.... The themes in this anthology seek to highlight the positions that women are placed in their struggle for gender equality, the challenges and the strategies needed to meet them.... This book is a reminder that it is still a long and uphill journey to women's empowerment in India.
This book is the second time that Rehana Ghadially sets out to do a comprehensive anthology on women in India....The book attempts to capture the contextual realities of urban Indian women in a most comprehensive manner, while being rooted in research and analysis.
(One World South Asia)
This book is reminder that it is still a long and uphill journey to women's empowerment in India
The reader opens up traditional feminist agendas to issues emerging out of urban women's modern engagements with and representations in capitalist economy and communication network. The cover image showing hennaed hands of a woman operating a computer is a brilliant representation of tensions of tradition versus modernity and women's independence versus patriarchal norms that emerge as women become global citizens.
About the Author
Rehana Ghadially is Professor of Psychology at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai. She is the author of 'Women in Indian Society: A Reader' (Sage Publications, 1989), and has published more than a dozen papers in national and international journals on women of the Daudi Bohra sect of Indian Muslims. Her current research interest focuses on women, gender, and information and communication technologies. She is the recipient of several international fellowships.