Research Bibliography -- Fall 2000

(Compiled by Indira V. Peterson)

I Recent articles and collections of Essays on Indian women and gender studies

Banerjee, Himani. "Attired in Virtue: The Discourse on Shame (Iajja) and Clothing of the Bhadramahila in Colonial Bengal.", in Ray, ed., From the Seams (see below).

Basu, A. "Transcending Commonality" (manuscript)

Chakravarti, Uma. "Whatever happened to the Vedic Dasi?", excerpts. In K.Sangari and S.Vaid, eds. Recasting Women, New Brunswick, 1990,

Chatterjee, Partha. "The Nationalist Resolution of the Women's Question". In Sangari and Vaid, 1990.

Feldhaus, Anne, ed. Images of Women in Maharashtrian Literature and Religion. Albany; SUNY Press, 1996.

G.Minault, ed., The Extended Family. Columbia, Mo., 1981

Gold, Ann G. "Gender, Violence and Power: Rajasthani Stories of Shakti". In N. Kumar, 1994 (below).

Harlan, Lindsey, and Paul Courtright, eds. From the Margins of Hindu Marriage: Essays on Gender, Relizion and Culture. New York: Oxford, 1995.

Harlan, Lindsey. "Perfection and Devotion: Sati Tradition in Rajasthan", From J.S.Hawley, ed., Sati, the Blessing and the Curse, New York, 1994.

Hawley. J.S. and D.Wulff, eds., Devi: Goddesses of India, Berkeley, 1996.

Hawley, John S., ed. Sati, The Blessing and the Curse: The Burning of Wives in India. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.

K.Sangari and S.Vaid, eds. Recasting Women: Essays in Indian Colonial History, New Brunswick, 1990.

Kishwar, Madhu, and Ruth Vanita, "From Poison to Nectar: The Life and Work of Mirabai", Manushi 50-52, 1989.

Kumar, Nita, ed. Women as Subjects: South Asian Histories. Charlottesville, 1994.

Leslie, 1. Julia, ed. Roles and Rituals for Indian Women. Rutherford, 1991.

Miller , Barbara, et al., "Splitting the Mother Tongue", aigm, 1978,.3.3

Oldenburg, Veena. "The Roop Kanwar Case; Feminist Responses". From J.S.Hawley, ed.. Sati, the Blessing and the Curse, New York, 1994.

Papanck, Hannah. "Purdah: Separate Worlds and Symbolic Shelter", from Separate

Worlds, ed., H.Papanek and G.Minault, Delhi, 1982

Pearson, Gail. "Nationalism, Universalization and the Extended Female Space". From: Minault, Gail. The Extended family as metaphor for women's political participation in India.

Ray, Bharati, ed. From the Seams of History: Essays on Indian Women. Delhi: Oxford

University Press, 1995. (excellent essays, esp. on women in colonial and 19th-

century Bengal and elsewhere, including the freedom movement, widow


Zelliot, Eleanor,"Stree Dalit Sahitya: The New Voice of Women Poets". In A.Feldhaus,

ed., Images of Women in Maharashtrian Literature and Religion.

11 Articles and Collections on Communalism, Minority Women in India

All the essays in Zoya Hasan, ed., Gender, Communities and the State, are pertinent. See especially: Hasan, "Contextualizing Gemder Identity", "Minority Identity, State Policy and Political Process", Huma Ahmed-Ghosh, "Preseving Identity: A Case Study of Palitpur"., M.Mukhopadhyay, "Between Community and State: The Question of Women's Rights and Personal Laws"., and P.Bacchetta, "Communal Property /Sexual Property: On Representations of Muslim Women in a Hindu National Discourse".

Ahmad, Imtiaz. Family, Kinship, and Marriage among Muslims in India, Manohar, 1976.

Bacchetta, P. "Hindu Nationalist Women as ideologues: The Sangh, the Sarruti and

Differential Concepts of the Hindu Nation". In Jayawardena and de Alwis, 1996.

Bacchetta, Paola. "All our Goddesses are Armed". Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars,

25.4, 1993

Basu, Amrita. "Feminism Inverted: The Real Women and Gendered imagery of Hindu

Nationalism", Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars, 25.4, 1993

Chakravarti, Uma. "The Myth of "Patriots' and 'traitors': Pandita Ramabai, Brahmanical

Patriarchy and Militant Hindu nationalism", in Jayawardena and de Alwis, 1996.

Flemming, Leslie A. "Between Two Worlds: Self-Construction and Self-Identity in the

Writings of Three 19th Century Indian Christian Women." In Kumar, 1994 (see


Hasan. Zova, ed. Forging Identities: Gender, Communities and the State. Delhi, 1994.

Jayawardena, Kaman, and Malathi de Alwis, eds. Embodied Violence: Communalising~

Women's Sexuality in South Asia. Delhi: Kali for Women, 1996.

Lateef, Shahida. Muslim Women in India: Political and Private Realities: 1890's - 1980's. London: Zed books, 1990.

Metcalf, Barbara D. "Reading and Writing about Muslim Women in British India". From: Zoya Hasan, ed., Forging Identities7 Gender, Communities and the State. Delhi, 1994.

Minault, Gail. "Other Voices, Other Rooms. The View from the Zenana" , in Nita Kumar, 1994 (above).

Rouse, Shahnaz. "Gender, Nationalism(s) and Cultural Identity: Discursive Strategies and Exclusivities". In Jayawardena and de Alwis, 1996 (above).

III Books

The bibliography on goddesses is large. For an excellent and up-to-date bibliography, see Hawley and Wulff, eds., Devi: Goddesses of India. This bibliography will be photocopied and put in a folder entitled, "Subject subject bibliographies", in box marked "Asian 220, Indian Womenn ". Ourside my office door, 129 Ciruti,.

John S. Hawley and Donna Wulff, eds., Devi: Goddesses of India.

Coburn, Thomas B. Devi-Mahatraya: The Crystallization of the Goddess Tradition. South Asia books, 1985.

Coburn, Thomas B. Encounterina the Goddess: A Translation of the Devi-mahatmya and Study of its Interpretation. Albany, SUNY press, 1991.

Flueckiger, Joyce. Gender and Genre in the Folklore of Middle India. Ithaca, 1996.

Harlan, Lindsay. Religion and Rajput Women: The Ethic of Protection in Contemporary India. Rutgers Press, 1986.

Pearson, A.M .Because it gives me Peace, Albany, 1996.

Books on other Subjects

Basu, Anuita. Two Faces of Protest: Contrasting Modes of Women's Activism in India.

Berkeley, 1992. .

Forbes, Geraldine. Women in Modem India, Cambridge, 1996.

Karlekar, Malavika. Voices from Within: Early Personal narratives of Bengali Women. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1991.

Karve, Irawati. Kinship Organization in India. Bombay: Asia, 1965.

Kinsley, David.Hindu Goddesses: : Visions of the Divine Feminine in the Hindu Religious Tradition Berkeley: University of Califorruia Press, 1986.

Kumar, Radha. A History of Doing: An Illustrated Account of Movements for Women's Rights and Feminism in India , 1800 -1990. London: Verso, 1993, 1997.

Liddle, Joanna, and Rama Joshi. Daughters of Independence: Gender, Caste and Class in India. New Brunswick, 1989.

Mazumdar, Shudha. A Pattern of Life: The Memoirs of an Indian Woman. Columbia, Mo.

Obeyesekere, G. The Cult of the Goddess Pattini. Chicago, 1984.

Parthasarathy, R. Cilappatikaram (The Epic of the Anklet), New York, 1993.

Pearson, Anne M. Because it gives me Peace of Mind: Ritual Fasts in the Religious Lives of Hindu Women, Albany, 1996.

Raheja, Gloria, and Ann Gold. Listen to the Heron's Words, Berkeley, 1994

Status of women in India. Delhi, 197 1.

Tharu, S., and K.Lalita, Women Writing in India. vol.1 and 2, 1991

Wadley, Susan. The Powers of Tamil Women. Syracuse. 1980.

Additions to the fiction section in the Bibliography:

Ambai (Lakshrrii, C.S. ) A Purple Sea Short Stories, tr., L. Holmstrom. New Delhi, 1992.

Chuatai, Ismat. The Quilt and Other Stories, New York, 1994.

Das, Kamala. The Old Playhouse and Other poems. Madras, 1973,

Deshpande, Shashi. A Matter of time. N.Y, 1999.

Devi, Mahasweta. Breast Stories. Calcutta, 1997.

Divakaruni, Chitra. Black Candle. Poems about women from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, . Corvallis, 1991.

-------------- Mistress of Spices. New York, 1997.

------------ Arranged Marriage: Stories. New York, 1995.

Holmstrom, Lakshmi. The Inner Courtyard. Stories by Indian women. London: Virago, 1990.

K.Bardhan, trans. Of Women, Outcastes, Peasants and Rebels, Berkeley, 1990.

Mastur, Khadija. Cool. Sweet Water: Selected Stories of Pakistan Tran. Tahira Naqvi. Karachi, 1999.

Naidu, Sarojim. "Palanquin Bearers" and other poems (1943)

Naqvi, Maniza. Mass Transit. Karachi, 1998. (about Pakistan)

---------------- On air. New York, 2000

Naqvi, Tahira. Attar of Roses and other Stories of Pakistan. Boulder, 1997.

Padmanabhan. Manjula. Hot Death, Cold Soup: 12 Short Stories. Delhi, 1996

Roy, Arundhati. The god of small things N.Y, 1997

The Slate of Life: More contemporary Stories by Indian Women. New York, 1994.

Tagore, R. Selected Short Stories. Translated by William Radice

---------------The Broken Nest, trans. M.Lago and S.Sen, Columbia, 1971

---------------The Home and the World.

Truth Tales: Contemporary Stories by Women Writers from India. New York, 1990.