On Gender and Resistance

  • Deepti Thakur Indian Institute of Advanced Study

Abstract

The book, in its seven chapters along with an introduction, glossary, bibliography and index, is a study, on the basis of the case studies carried on in the Bankura district of West Bengal, of the interconnections and correlations between the issues of gender inequality, popular culture and resistance. Accepting how the popular culture plays an equivocal role in maintaining as well as a counterattacking the gender inequality that is visible in rural Bengal, the author has tried to explore the possible implications of the popular folklore of Bankura district bias in the everyday cum predominant cultural praxes. It is interesting to note that although the author has exclusively included the folkloristic forms like folk songs (like Tushu, Bhadu and Jhumur of Bankura district), riddles, rhymes and proverbs as the cultural components he does not use ‘folk culture’ but uses ‘popular culture’ in his title, instead.

Published
2018-03-05
How to Cite
THAKUR, Deepti. On Gender and Resistance. SummerHill, [S.l.], v. 21, n. 1, p. 1-2 pages, mar. 2018. ISSN 0972-1452. Available at: <http://iias.ac.in/ojs/index.php/summerhill/article/view/48>. Date accessed: 21 july 2018.