By Maithreyi Krishnaraj
This publication offers an outline of the numerous studies and representations of motherhood in India from historical to fashionable occasions. The thrust of the arguments made by means of some of the participants is that the centrality of motherhood as an ideology in a woman’s existence is synthetic. this can be proven by means of analysing a number of institutional constructions of society – language, faith, media, legislations and technology.
The articles during this e-book are chronologically prepared, tracing the various phases that motherhood as an idea has traversed in India – from goddess worship to nationalism, to being a car of copy of the sexual department of labour and the inheritance of estate through the male-line. Underlying those phases are the dialectics among them which have been facilitated by way of brokers similar to the country – the last word controller of a woman’s reproductive powers. The feminist critique of ‘essentialising’ the position of a girl has been hired to deconstruct and humanise the reports and lives of moms.
This anthology consequently makes an attempt to start up a significant and ‘sensitive’ engagement with concerns bearing on a woman’s autonomy over her physique and her position additionally as a mother.
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