1st Edition

The Making of Neoliberal India Nationalism, Gender, and the Paradoxes of Globalization

By Rupal Oza Copyright 2006

    This is an ambitious study of gender and politics in India, and will be of interest to scholars of women's studies, globalization, postcolonialism, geography, media studies, and cultural studies, as well as India more generally.

    Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: The New Liberal Indian Woman and Globalization Chapter Three: Cartographic Anxiety: Television Censorship and Border Controls Chapter Four: Marketing Liberalization: Sexuality and Nation in the 1996 Miss World Pageant Chapter Five: Nuclear Tests and National Virility: Gender and Sexual Politics of Militarization Chapter Six: Conclusion Index


    Rupal Oza is Assistant Professor of geography and women's studies at Hunter College, CUNY. She received her Ph.D. from Rutgers.

    "Rupal Oza conceptualizes the “contentious debates over India’s identity”  in the 1990s through an examination of three distinct but related phenomena: neoliberal policies, the rise of the Hindu Right, and the consolidation of the middle classes...point[s] to how gender, nationalism, and community identities are integrally related in both colonial and postcolonial times...contribute[s] to existing feminist and postcolonial debates in a rich and provocative manner." -- Jinee Lokaneeta,  Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Summer 2008