Looking Back: A Critique Of Colonized Patriarchy
Trina Nileena Banerjee
ASHAPURNA DEVI AND FEMINIST CONSCIOUSNESS IN BENGAL: A BIO-CRITICAL READING by Dipannita Dutta Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2015, 368 pp., 895
July 2015, volume 39, No 7

Dipannita Dutta’s book Ashapurna Devi and Feminist Consciousness in Bengal: A Bio-Critical Reading comes at a time when debates concerning possible trajectories of feminist politics and activism in India have critically intensified. Along with growing reports of incidents of sexual violence, there appears to have been a steady rise in misogynistic hate speech and systematic brutality towards women.

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