Woman, Body, Desire in Post-Colonial India: Narratives of Gender and Sexuality, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Woman, Body, Desire in Post-Colonial India

Narratives of Gender and Sexuality, 1st Edition

By Jyoti Puri

Routledge

248 pages

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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Reviews

"[A] fascinating exploration and analysis of the limits and possibilities of national and sexual identities in postcolonial India and a timely challenge to received ideas about tradition and western in the scholarship on sexualities in India." -- Contemporary Sociology

"A groundbreaking study of class, gender, nationhood, & identity in India…Unique in its linkage of postcolonial & sexuality studies…" -- Sociological Abstracts

"An engaging and valuable book. Puri's insightful and provocative exploration of the limits and possibilities of national and sexual identity in post-colonial India is a model for transnational feminist analysis…[T]his study provides a groundbreaking cartography of the regulation of heteronormative, urban middleclass womanhood." -- Chandra Mohanty

"Jyoti Puri's Women, Body and Desire in Post-Colonial India succesfully integrates interview data with a sophisticated and compelling theoretical analysis that engages directly with the topic of feminism and national identities." -- Atlantic

About the Author

Jyoti Puri is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Simmons College, Boston.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General