By Nandana Dutta
This publication makes use of groups of girls as a framework for analyzing women’s adventure, rights and aspirations in Assam and Northeast India. It explores the various roles performed by means of such groups within the formation of society, the emergence of a women’s public sphere and the illustration of those groups in tradition. The essays within the quantity learn a bunch of women’s groups together with the Mahila Samiti, Jain women’s agencies, Lekhika Sanstha, lesbian groups, spiritual gatherings, medical and environmental teams, women’s collaborations via cookbooks, in addition to nebulous groups of sufferers of persecution. They learn how women’s groups are either empowering and transformational yet may possibly ironically even be regressive and static.
Lucid, analytical, and wealthy with case stories, this quantity might be worthy to students and researchers of gender reviews, sociology, political technological know-how, background and cultural reviews, quite these attracted to Northeast India.
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