First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Jyoti Puri is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Simmons College, Boston.
"[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