The Many Faces of Women's Activism

Amirta Basu
"Women's Purity, Women's Violence: The Case of Hindu Nationalism"
March 11, 2003, 3:30PM, 206 Ingraham
"Negotiating the Space Between the Local and the Global: Women's Movements Transnationally"
March 12, 2003, 3:30PM, 8417 Social Science
Seminar for Students and Faculty
March 13, 2003, 12:20, 8108 Social Science

    Amrita Basu is Professor of Political Science and Women’s and Gender Studies at Amherst College and Director of the Five College Women’s Studies Research Center. Her main areas of interest are social movements, religious nationalism, and women’s activism in India. She is the author of Two Faces of Protest: Contrasting Codes of Women’s Activism in India and the editor or co-editor of four books, including The Challenge of Local Feminism: Women’s Movements in Global Perspective and Appropriating Gender: Women’s Activism and Politicized Religion in South Asia.