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. 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 a socio-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.

This book is co-published with Aakar Books, New Delhi. Taylor & Francis does not sell or distribute the print versions of this book in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

chapter 1|7 pages

Masculinity and Femininity

Ideas are Real
ByV. Geetha

chapter 2|4 pages

Growing Up Male

ByKrishna Kumar

chapter 3|13 pages

Through the Looking Glass

Gender Socialisation in a Primary School
ByNandini Bhattacharjee

chapter 4|14 pages

Bound by Norms and Out of Bounds

Experiences of PAGFB (Persons Assigned Gender Female at Birth) Within the Formal Education System
BySmriti Nevatia, Shals Raj Mahajan, Chayanika Shah

chapter 5|31 pages

Men, Women and the Embattled Family

ByUma Chakravarti

chapter 6|26 pages

Strishiksha, or Education for Women

ByTanika Sarkar

chapter 7|32 pages

Role Models

Educated Muslim Women—Real and Ideal
ByGail Minault

chapter 8|21 pages

Partition and Family Strategies

Gender-Education Linkages Among Punjabi Women in Delhi
ByKaruna Chanana

chapter 10|16 pages

From Access to Attainment

Girls' Schooling in Contemporary India
ByManabi Majumdar

chapter 11|14 pages

Negotiation and Compromise

Gender and Government Elementary Education1
ByElspeth Page

chapter 12|14 pages

The Contested Terrain of Reproduction

Class and Gender in Schooling in India
ByRaka Ray

chapter 13|14 pages

Serving the Nation

Gender and Family Values in Military School1
ByVéronique Bénéï

chapter 14|18 pages

Chhadi Lage Chham Chham, Vidya Yeyi Gham Gham (The Harder the Stick Beats, the Faster the Flow of Knowledge)

Dalit Women's Struggle for Education
ByShailaja Paik

chapter 15|9 pages

Gender and Curriculum

ByDipta Bhog

chapter 16|21 pages

Education as Trutiya Ratna

Towards Phule-Ambedkarite Feminist Pedagogical Practice
BySharmila Rege