1st Edition

Gender and Education in India A Reader

Edited By Nandini Manjrekar Copyright 2021
    296 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Examining the complex linkages between gender and education in the Indian context forms part of a wider matrix of inquiry related to understanding gender and its intersections with class, caste, religion and region. The sixteen essays in this Reader by eminent scholars offer critical feminist perspectives covering many issues related to these linkages, examining ideologies, structural contexts, knowledge, pedagogy and experiences through a socio-historcal lens. They point to the range of sources and methods that can be used to uncover the linkages between gender and education such as quantitative data, literature, autobiographies, oral histories and ethnography.

    This book is co-published with Aakar Books, New Delhi. Taylor & Francis does not sell or distribute the print versions of this book in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

    Introduction 1. Masculinity and Femininity: Ideas are Real 2. Growing Up Male 3. Through the Looking Glass: Gender Socialisation in a Primary School 4. Bound by Norms and Out of Bounds: Experiences of PAGFB (Persons Assigned Gender Female at Birth) Within the Formal Education System 5. Men, Women and the Embattled Family 6. Strishiksha, or Education for Women 7. Role Models: Educated Muslim Women—Real and Ideal 8. Partition and Family Strategies: Gender-Education Linkages Among Punjabi Women in Delhi 9. Unequal Schooling as a Factor in the Reproduction of Social Inequality in India 10. From Access to Attainment: Girls’ Schooling in Contemporary India 11. Negotiation and Compromise: Gender and Government Elementary Education 12. The Contested Terrain of Reproduction: Class and Gender in Schooling in India 13. Serving the Nation: Gender and Family Values in Military School 14. Chhadi Lage Chham Chham, Vidya Yeyi Gham Gham (The Harder the Stick Beats, the Faster the Flow of Knowledge): Dalit Women’s Struggle for Education 15. Gender and Curriculum 16. Education as Trutiya Ratna: Towards Phule-Ambedkarite Feminist Pedagogical Practice


    Nandini Manjrekar is Professor, School of Education, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. She was a member of the NCERT National Focus Group on Gender Issues in Education (2005), has been part of several MHRD committees on education, and a panel to prepare a vision document on education in Jammu and Kashmir. She has taught at the M.S. University of Baroda and Department of Women’s Studies, MIT, Cambridge.