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

Review of Women's Studies

On 4 June 2019, Tathagata Roy, a Bharatiya Janata Party leader from Bengal and the then governor of Meghalaya, sparked off a controversy through a series of tweets. Bengal, he asserted, once a....

The song “Let’s Talk About Sex” exploded into the global music scene in 1991. Written and performed by Salt-N-Pepa, a hip-hop trio of African-American women, the song’s catchy tune and refrain was....

Women dancers were dancing on the fast beats of lavani. The loud music was matched by the whistles and shouts of audiences dancing wildly. The auditorium was full of hundreds of women, young, middle....

Reflecting on the burgeoning field of feminist media historiography, 1 and in conjunction with the shifting approaches of writing histories for Indian cinemas, 2 the paper grows from the contemporary....

“All the others have become devis, I am the only bai left,” remarked Rasoolan Bai—the acclaimed classical thumri singer from the “ tawaif cultural tradition” subjected to live and die in penury....

A Mangai (V Padma) ( aramangai@gmail.com) is a feminist theatre practitioner and academician, retired professor of English from Stella Maris College, Chennai. She has been actively engaged in Tamil....

On 23 March 2020, one of the most sudden and stringent and COVID-19 lockdowns in the world was imposed in India, without any clear-cut directives on how state agencies and civil society organisations....

Digital work is increasingly being seen as an important pathway for developing countries to harness the rapidly growing opportunities of the digital economy (Banga 2020). From a development....

As we write this introduction, India is faced with a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The lessons of the past 12 months of the pandemic have been sobering. Women are losing jobs at a....

On 18 April 2020, 12-year-old Jamlo Makdam from Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district, who worked in the chilli fields of Kannaiguda village in Telangana, died after fleeing the stringent and sudden....

For women, who have been marginalised in most parts of the developing world throughout the period of globalisation, the pandemic has significantly increased the unequal nature of development. There is....

Globally, the pandemic has had a tumultuous impact. As economies plummet and health systems weaken, the pandemic foregrounds existing societal inequalities. The disproportionate impact on the “other”....

The Indian model of allopathic healthcare has been hierarchical, with male doctors from dominant caste groups located at the privileged end of the spectrum, who are highly paid and granted a godlike....

This paper is an inquiry into the changing work opportunities for dispossessed women in the coal bearing areas of India, with reference to intersections of their gender, class and caste positions. For....

Reservation is not a policy enacted by a benevolent state or a standard developed by a progressive judiciary. Rather, it is rooted firmly in the history of the Indian subcontinent and was one of the....