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International Journal of Social Science and Education Research

Vol. 5, Issue 2, Part A (2023)

Current paradigms towards gender studies in India

Author(s):

Sajal Vaishnav and Dr. Rashmi Bhatnagar

Abstract:

Gender studies in India have witnessed significant developments over the past few decades, with a shift in paradigms reflecting the evolving understanding of gender dynamics in Indian society. This article aims to provide an overview of the current paradigms in gender studies in India by examining key themes, theoretical frameworks, and emerging research trends.
The article begins by discussing the historical context of gender studies in India, highlighting the initial focus on women's empowerment and feminist activism. It then explores the transition towards more intersectional and multidimensional approaches, acknowledging the interconnectedness of gender with other social categories such as caste, class, religion, and sexuality.
One of the key paradigms in contemporary gender studies in India is the recognition of diverse gender identities and the inclusion of transgender and non-binary perspectives. The article examines the emergence of transgender studies as a distinct field within gender studies and the challenges faced by transgender individuals in Indian society.
Furthermore, the article explores the intersection of gender with caste, highlighting the unique experiences and struggles of Dalit women and the need for an intersectional understanding of oppression. It also delves into the impact of globalization and neoliberalism on gender dynamics, addressing issues such as the feminization of labor and the commodification of women's bodies.
The article discusses the role of academia and research institutions in promoting gender studies in India, emphasizing the need for interdisciplinary collaborations and community engagement. It also highlights the importance of decolonizing gender studies by incorporating indigenous knowledge systems and perspectives.
 

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International Journal of Social Science and Education Research
How to cite this article:
Sajal Vaishnav and Dr. Rashmi Bhatnagar. Current paradigms towards gender studies in India. Int. J. Social Sci. Educ. Res. 2023;5(2):01-05. DOI: 10.33545/26649845.2023.v5.i2a.50
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