Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific
Issue 22, October 2009

Face(t)s of Woman:
Gender in the Indian Cultural Context

Guest editor Subhash Chandra


Theory, Movement, Context: Women in Culture and Literature in India
An Introduction
Subhash Chandra


Position Papers

Women's Issues in India: An Overview
Malashri Lal

Psycho-Sexual Universe and Relations of Power
in the Novel and Society in India
Vibha S. Chauhan


Agniva Lahiri, Founder and Execuitive Director of PLUS-KOLKATA, an NGO working for protection and promotion of rights of transgenders in India
interviewed by Subhash Chandra


Patriarchal Politics and the (Dis)Empowerment of Hindu Goddesses:
Unveiling the Chandi Mangal and the Devi Mahatmya of the Markandeya Purana,
Saumitra Chakravarty

Folk Imagination: Women in Indian Love Legends
Naresh K. Jain

Girish Karnad's Naga-mandala: Problematising Feminism
Anupama Mohan

Embedded Imagination and Otherness in Shashi Deshpande's That Long Silence
Kamalakar Bhat

Theatre and Cinema

'Now I'm Chapal Rani': Chapal Bhaduri's Hyperformative Female Impersonation
Niladri R. Chatterjee

Women in Post-Independence Bengal:
Mahanagar by Narendranath Mitra and Satyajit Ray
Suddhaseel Sen

Outside the Frame: The Representation of the Hijra in Bollywood Cinema
Sonali Pattnaik

Is vengeance mine? A Semiotic and Cultural Analysis of the Urban Woman Avenger in Popular Hindi Cinema
Chaity Das


Books Received


Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: The Vishakha Guidelines, Implementation and After
Joya John

Female Genocide in India and the 50 Million Missing Campaign
Rita Banerji

Life Without Marriage: Actualities of Unmarried Women in Delhi
Tanya Caulfield

Of Men, Women and Morals: Gender, Politics and Social Reform in Colonial South India
Chandhrika G.

Amazing Tharu Women: Empowered and in Control
Subhash Chandra Verma

Personal Narratives

Being Queer in Delhi University: A Personal Narrative
Anonymous, Interlocutor: Akhil Katyal

Where Does Friendship End and Where Does Love Begin?
A Personal Narrative
Monishka Sen (pseudonym), Interlocutor: Akhil Katyal

Arts Review

Sukrita Paul Kumar and Malashri Lal (eds)
Speaking for Myself: An Anthology of Asian Women's Writing
reviewed by Rajesh Kumar Sharma

Book Reviews

Sumanyu Satpathy
The Voyage Out: Contemporary Oriya Short Stories by Women
reviewed by Subhash Chandra

Rita Banerji
Sex and Power: Defining History, Shaping Societies
reviewed by Anna Husson Isozaki

Craig Jeffrey, Patricia Jeffrey, Roger Jeffrey
Degrees Without Freedom? Education, Masculinities and Unemployment in North India
reviewed by Assa Doron

Jayant Bhalchandra Bapat and Ian Mabbett (eds)
The Iconic Female: Goddesses of India, Nepal and Tibet
reviewed by Saumitra Chakravarty

Henrike Donner
Domestic Goddesses: Maternity, Globalisation and Middle-class Identity in Contemporary India
reviewed by Nivedita Basu

K. Elango, A. Ayyan Perumal and J. Mohan Raj
Emerging Issues on Gender and Women Development
reviewed by Namita Paul

Brigitte Baptandier, trans. Kristin Ingrid Fryklund
The Lady of Linshui: A Chinese Female Cult
reviewed by Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa


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