Boundaries and Motherhood: Ritual and Reproduction in Rural by Deepra Dandekar

By Deepra Dandekar

This e-book hyperlinks caste and gender to the social construction of motherhood. the writer argues that during contradiction to the belief that motherhood is a basically female-centred and confident area, subaltern supplier produces it as malign, harmful, malevolent and marginal. Highlighting the way within which the event and expression of motherhood is developed as androgynous and non-threatening to patriarchal hegemony, the writer emphasizes the consolidation of ‘lower’ caste confident id via valorization strategies and indicates how excessive caste and sophistication possession and tool produce the delivery and survival of a male baby as their ideological validaton.
Little has been written concerning the stories of motherhood in India. a lot study has focussed on maternal mortality/morbidity and baby morbidity/mortality as components that tell public future health statistical matters. the following, the writer reinvents and deconstructs present notions of maternity through interrogating the very systemic and patriarchal nature of its language that depoliticizes oppression.

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