About the BookMost urban people are familiar with the word Feminism, but the understanding of it remains vague and there is a general rejection of its relevance in the familial context. In reality, feminism wants you to be—whoever you are—but with a political consciousness. You want to be a feminist because you want to be exactly who you are. This book claims to be a complete guide regarding Feminism and its changing meanings. It tells you about the history of Feminism, theoretical perspectives on Feminism, various feminist theories like Liberal, Radical, Marxist, Psychoanalytical, Existential, Cultural, Lesbian, Eco, Post-Modern Feminism, Post-Feminism, Black-Feminism, French Feministic theory, etc. It also discusses some popular terms regarding Feminism—Amazon Feminism, Moderate Feminism, Materialist, Pop, Gender Sex-Positive Feminism, Difference Feminism, Academic Feminism, etc.
The major portion of this book presents some Feminists like Simon de Beauvoir, Kate Millett, Betty Friedan, Elain Showalter, Helen Cixous, Juliet Mitchell, Eli Zaretsky, etc. It also discusses some major books on feminist theories and issues.
Dr. Tandon has beautifully covered new issues like Masculism, Feminist Jurisprudence, Mothering—a Feminist Concern, Feminity vs Masculanity, Feminism in Indian Scenario, etc. In a nutshell, this book answers almost all the queries of readers about Feminism.About the Author/sNeeru Tandon, M.A., LL.B. topper and gold medallist from Kanpur University, obtained her Ph.D. in Indian-English Literature. She is an editor, author, critic, feminist and a poet too. Her area of interest includes contemporary fiction mainly by Indo-Anglian, Afro-American, and Canadian Women Writers. Presently, she is Reader at the Postgraduate Department of English, V.S.S.D. College, Kanpur. She has submitted her postdoctoral research work (D.Litt.) in Woman Literature. Dr. Tandon has several publications to her credit, which include critical commentary on Rabindranath Tagore’s Muktadhara, Anita Desai’s In Custody, Mulk Raj Anand’s Untouchable, Perspectives and Challenges in Indian-English Drama, Margaret Atwood: A Critical Survey, Feminine Psyche: A Post-Modern Critique (ed.), Emily Dickinson: A Fresh Perspective and a book of Hindi poems, and many others apart from a large number of scholarly papers published in reputed journals and magazines. She is a social worker. As President of Innerwheel Club she fights for the rights of womenfolk and stands for sisterhood. She is Joint Secretary of All India Society of Intellectuals, and Life Member of B.P.N.I. She is also Associate Editor, The Atlantic Critical Review.