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[Over the past two decades in India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan, economic expansion and rapid changes in industrial, agricultural, and information technology have led to a reconstitution of these countries’ social hierarchies, a reconstitution that has also affected class, caste, and (particularly...
[This chapter focuses on the diverse groups of people occupying minority or marginalized status in South Asia. I explore the various impacts that the British-led Indian subcontinent’s partition into India and (originally) East and West Pakistan had on large numbers of such people as well as on...
[This chapter seeks to elucidate recent and historical policies, discourses, and interventions that have shaped the lives of rural women in Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh, and to identify the unequal impacts of all three nations’ interventions on women of different faiths and geographies. I...
[In this chapter, I explore ways in which women are not just recipients of change but active agents in different forms of change (Malhotra et al. 2002). I also explore women’s unequal responses to the resources available to them as they acquire new roles to expand their arenas of...
[Focusing on senior women allows us to unmask age differences between women as citizens in South Asia. In this chapter, I focus on how women of 60 years and above create alternative power positions to navigate social, political, cultural, and economic changes.]
[The women of rural South Asia are by no means helpless pawns of an oppressive society and culture: the discussion in this book helps us to understand the various domains in which these women manifest their power (shakti) even when they face daunting challenges from inhibiting traditions,...
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