GENDER AND EDUCATION IN INDIA: A Reader
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, and the ways in which it intersects with the ideologies and structures of education as these have developed historically. 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 asocio-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.
Nandini Manjrekaris Professor, School of Education, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.