The Dashing Ladies of Shiv Sena: Political Matronage in Urbanizing India

by Tarini Bedi

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Author: Tarini Bedi

Languages: English

Number Of Pages: 318

Binding: Hardcover

Package Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.2 x 1.0 inches

Release Date: 16-11-2016

Details: Product Description Rich in detail, this eye-opening book explores the activities and political strategies of women political workers and leaders of Shiv Sena. Based on more than ten years of in-depth ethnographic fieldwork with dozens of women Sena workers in urban Maharashtra, the work shows how they conjure political authority through the inventive, dangerous, and transgressive political personas known as dashing ladies. Through the narratives of these women, Tarini Bedi develops a feminist theory of brokerage politics, and what can be termed ‘political matronage’. About the Author Tarini Bedi is assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Illinois, Chicago.