ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Gender Ideology in Bengal

Gender Ideology in Bengal Meera Velayudhan EVEN as one appreciates Tanika Sarkar's search for 'standards for a new womanhood' (EPW, February 2) the attempt is riddled with problems as her very premise is faulty. Firstly, it lacks a certain historical perspective as evident in the tendency to generalise a single (middle class?) woman's culture and sphere. Secondly, by dismissing struggles as 'pure' practice, devoid of any underlying approach or , analysis, the article reflects a persisting problem, the need to bridge the gap between women's studies and the women's movement.

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