Unit 1                                                                    

A. Basic Concepts in feminist theory

1.     Understanding Patriarchy/Patriarchies: The nature of gender arrangements and gender oppression.

2.     Sex and Gender; Identity and gender construction: masculinities and femininities

3.     Other dimensions of gender oppression: race, class, caste, religion, sexual orientation

4.     History of Indian feminist ideologies

B. Schools of Feminism:

Marxist and Socialist Feminism                              

Unit 2                                                                    

Lakshmi Holmstrom: The Inner Courtyard - Stories by Indian Women


Jyoti Mhapsekar: Mulagi Zali Ho (A Girl is Born) – A play


Urmila Pawar: Aaydaan A play

 Unit 3

Prose Fiction:                                                   

Maya Angelou: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Genre: Autobiographical Fiction)                        OR

Margaret Atwood: The Handmaid’s Tale