Centre for Women's Studies
CENTRE FOR WOMEN'S STUDIES
B.A. (Semester I)
WSB 101: WOMEN'S STUDIES: CONCEPTS
Unit 1: Concept of Gender
Difference between Sex and Gender, Social Construction of Gender, Concept and History of Patriarchy and Matriarchy, Notions of Masculinity and Femininity
Unit 2: Concept and History of Women?s Studies
Women?s Studies as an academic discipline, Origin and Growth of Women?s Studies in India, Need, Scope and Challenges of Women?s studies
Unit 3: Feminism
Origin and Concept of Feminism, Kinds of Feminism: Liberal, Marxist, Socialist, Radical.
Radhika Chopra (ed.) : Reframing Masculinities Narrating the Supportive of Man, Delhi, 2006
V. Geetha : Gender, Calcutta, 2006
David Glover and Cora Kaplan : Genders, New York , 2009
Kamla Bhasin : Exploring Masculinity, New Delhi, 2004
Mary E. John (ed) : Women?s Studies in India: A Reader, New Delhi, 2008
Uma Chakravarti : Gendering Caste: Through Feminist Lens, New Delhi, 2006
M. Mohanty (ed.) : Class, Caste, Gander, New Delhi,2004
Kamla Bhasin : What is Patriarchy? , Kali for Women 2006
Amy S. Wharton : The Sociology of Gender: An Introduction to Theory and Research, Australia, 2005
Maitrayee Chaudhari : Feminism in India, New Delhi, 2006
Radha Kumar : History of Doing
WSB 152: Women in Pre- Independent India
Objective: To make students aware regarding the status of women in pre modern Indian society and various aspects of women?s question during nationalist struggle for independence.
Unit I: Women in Pre-Colonial India
Gender in the division of labour in primitive societies: Gordon Child?s theory of Neolithic Revolution ;Women in the Indus Valley Civilization
Women the Vedic Society, Outlook towards women in Jainism and Buddhism, The Smritis and the position of women.
Women in Islamic law: Free women?s rights; Marriage, Concubinage and female slavery. Growth of purdah & seclusion
Gender division of labour in Mughal India. Akbar?s outlook on gender and his social measures.