Women and Science in Colonial India: A Reader

Hardcover | January 1, 2009

EditorNeelam Kumar

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This Reader provides a comprehensive survey of literature on women in science in India. It brings together the writings of prominent Indian academics and researchers as they discuss gender and science and explore the relevance of gender theories in the context of Indian culture, society, andpolitics. The inevitable association with western feminism, the status of women in research and occupation in the field of science, and the challenges faced by Indian women in line with global and universal problems are investigated in detail in the essays. The volume broadens our understanding ofwhy, despite the existence of legal and constitutional equalities, women are subject to discrimination in science.

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This Reader provides a comprehensive survey of literature on women in science in India. It brings together the writings of prominent Indian academics and researchers as they discuss gender and science and explore the relevance of gender theories in the context of Indian culture, society, andpolitics. The inevitable association with wes...

Neelam Kumar works as a Scientist at NISTADS, New Delhi.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:328 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.01 inPublished:January 1, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceAcknowledgementsIntroductionSection I Historical Context1. Geraldine Forbes No Science for Lady Doctors in nineteenth century Bengal2. Antoinette Burton Contesting the Zenana: the Mission to Make Lady Doctors for India, 1874-853. Maneesha Lal The Politics of Gender and Medicine in Colonial India: The Countess of Dufferins Fund, 188518884. Abha Sur Dispersed Radiance: Women Scientists in C.V.Ramans LaboratorySection II Contemporary Experiences5. Carol C. Mukhopadhyay How Exportable are Western Theories of Gendered Science? A Cautionary Word6. Lalita Subrahmanyan Women in Science in India: Has Feminism passed Them By?7. Veena Poonacha Uncovering the Gender Politics of Science Policies, Education and Institutional Practices8. Namrata Gupta and A.K. Sharma Triple Burden on Women Academic Scientists9. Alpana Sagar Women in Medicine: A Glass Ceiling or a Glass Cage?10. Malathy Duraisamy and P Duraisamy Women in Scientific and Technical Education and Labour Markets11. Neelam Kumar Gendered Equation in Science: An Organizational Aberration?Select bibliographyNotes on the contributorsIndex