Articulating Gender

Edited by Anjali Bhelande and Mala Pandurang

This anthology brings together several major feminist voices of Third World countries and the West. The contributions, notwithstanding their varied thematic preoccupations and cultural locations, are closely focussed on the issues of gender discriminations intertwined with those of race, ethnicity, class, caste and nationality. The perceptions they offer are at once engaging and revealing, and significantly contribute to the ongoing key debates in Gender Studies. Some of the more prominent features of the volume are indepth revaluations of Cyber Feminism, Queer Theory, Oppositional Aesthetics of marginalized writers, Marxist Feminism, Ecofeminism and Women’s spirituality/sexuality.

Anjali Bhelande has a Ph D from SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai, and has been teaching English in Ramnarain Ruia College, University of Bombay since 1980. She won the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute’s Graduate Student Award in 1990 and Faculty Research Award in 1998. She is the author of Self Beyond Self : Ethel Wilson and Indian Philosophical Thought and “Lord of the Flies” : A Stylistic Analysis. Many of her articles have also been published in scholarly journals.

Mala Pandurang is Head of the Department of English at the B M N College of Home Science, Mumbai. She has a Ph D from the SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai. In 1997, she received the INDAL fellowship in Social Sciences from the Asiatic Society of Bombay. She is also the recipient of a research grant from the U G C for work on the Asian Diaspora to East Africa. She is currently an Associate with the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla. Her publications include Postcolonial African Fiction: A Crisis of Consciousness and a number of articles in Indian and International Journals. Most recently, she has been awarded the Humboldt Research Fellowship by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for postdoctoral work in Germany.

Contributors :Roshan G. Shahani, Vibhuti Patel, Barbara Godard, Maithreyi Krishnaraj, Susie Tharu, Krishna Sarbadhikary, Coral Ann Howells, David Stouck, Cyril Dabydeen, Smaro, Kamboureli, Coomi S Vevaina, Jameela Begum, Claire Harris, Susan Jacob, Penn Kemp, Kamala Gopalan, Eunice de Souza, Leslie Sanders, Himani Bannerji, Marie-Claire Blais, Kiran Jani, Sukhmani Roy, Mamta M Muthal, Meenakshi Shivram, Sunanda Pal and Nita Ramaiya.
ISBN 81-85753-33-4           2000           344 pp           Rs. 495 (hb)
It is time that feminist critics in India formulated their agenda instead of borrowing it from the West. The essays in this anthology attempt new ways of reading women’s writing different from theEurocentric perspective.
The Pioneer