Prakriti and shakti: An ecofeminist perspective

Khanduja, Geetika (2017) Prakriti and shakti: An ecofeminist perspective. Jindal Journal of Public Policy, 3 (1). pp. 105-114. ISSN 2277-8743

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This article draws on the ecofeminist ideology to understand the vagaries of Green Revolution in India and its impact on women. It draws parallels between patriarchy and capitalism and suggests that the various lenses such as dualism, marxism and the reductionist view of science are limited to understand the violence inflicted upon women and nature by men and the capitalist class. It takes a critical view of the popular scientific paradigm that favours expertise over generalist knowledge and the propagation of monocultures as more scientifically sound than diversified farming. Using various analogies, the paper illustrates the ideology of treating women and nature as mere surrogates in society and the repercussions of shifting towards intensive agriculture from a subsistence based approach.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Ecofeminist ideology | Green Revolution
Subjects: Physical, Life and Health Sciences > Agricultural science
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Gender Studies
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Public Policy
JGU School/Centre: Jindal School of Government and Public Policy
Depositing User: Mr. Syed Anas
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2022 06:12
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2022 06:12
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