Issue Date: Feb 15, 1994
ANGER should, ideally, lead to introspection. But all the anger generated by struggles women have waged in India over the last 15 years has not yielded a mature body of thought. So when someone like Gabriele Dietrich sets out systematically to examine issues like caste, class, sex, religion, development, science and ecology from the perspective of the Indian women's movement through a collection of essays, it is significant. The work, in fact, can be read as a critique of the Indian women's movement from within it.