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Feminists and Science

Feminists and Science
Critiques and Changing Perspectives in India

First Edition
Edited by:
  • Sumi Krishna - Former President, Indian Association for Women’s Studies
  • Gita Chadha - Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Mumbai.

April 2017 | 380 pages | SAGE Stree

A feminist analysis of the gendered concepts and practices of science, showing how science and technology impact women’s bodies, lives and work

Feminists and Science, volume 2, critiques the relationship between science, gender and patriarchies in the Indian context from a multi-disciplinary perspective. This volume addresses the complexity of local knowledge and the politics of knowledge-making, interrogates how creativity and the practices of science are gendered, explores the methodologies of doing science differently and moves towards a more inclusive pedagogy. It draws upon the experience of how science and technology has impacted Indian women, going beyond the problems of women scientists in institutions, and offers a pioneering contribution to both science and women’s studies.


Sumi Krishna
Understanding Gender and Science in India: Institutions and Beyond
Gita Chadha
Tracking a Consciousness: Questions, Dilemmas and Conundrums of Science Criticism in India
Kanchana Mahadevan
Contextual Empiricism and Local Community: Postcolonial Reflections on Longino
Meena Gopal
Traditional Knowledge and Feminist Dilemmas: Experience of the Midwives of the Barber Caste in South Tamil Nadu
Meghana Kelkar
Journeying through an ‘Alien Terrain’: Feminist Research Methodology and Local Knowledge on Soil Management
Gita Chadha, Sumi Krishna and Unnati Tripathi
'Blue Flower Mentoring’: Interview with ViditaVaidya
Kamala Ganesh
The Healing Touch: Dr V.Shanta’s Journeys in Cancer Treatment and Care
Chayanika Shah
Body, Reproduction and Technology: Local Subversions and Global Regressions
Asha Achuthan
Feminism and Science: Present-Day Notes for a Feminist Standpoint Epistemology
Madhumita Mazumdar
Science and the Making of a New nationalist Masculinity in Colonial Bengal
Gita Chadha
Fingerprints and Erasures: Mapping the Creative Process in Science
Gita Chadha and Unnati Tripathi
Science in Architecture and Architecture in Science: A Conversation with Neera Adarkar
Ipshita Chanda
Gender and Science: The Fiction of Lila Majumdar
Anitha Kurup
Gender, Science and Technology Education in India
Sugra Chunawala and Chitra Natrajan
An Inclusive Science and technology Education Curriculum at School Level

… provide(s) the basis to reimagine ways forward. 

Vineeta Bal,
Staff Scientist, National Institute of Immunology, Journal of Gender Studies

“… provide(s) the basis to reimagine ways forward.”

Vineeta Bal,
Staff Scientist, National Institute of Immunology, Journal of Gender Studies

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ISBN: 9789381345191