The Power of Gender and the Gender of Power
Explorations in Early Indian History
Edited by Kumkum Roy
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"Kumkum Roy is among the foremost scholars working in the field of early Indian history today...Taking on the challenge of exploring differences not just between men and women, but also among men and women in early society, these essays show us how to productively use the evidences there are to make gender and power relations visible. Household dynamics, courtesanal traditions, reproduction and sexuality, along with issues of justice, kingship and the nature of authorit?" - these are not even exhaustive lists of the kinds of themes she has addressed in her meticulous scholarship.