Anita Ghai (ed): Disability in South Asia: knowledge and experience

Dey, Deblina (2019) Anita Ghai (ed): Disability in South Asia: knowledge and experience. [Book Reviews]

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‘Disability in South Asia: Knowledge and Experience’ is a treatise that focuses on the production of knowledge around disability in South Asia. The book, written by Anita Ghai, consists of twenty five chapters divided into seven thematic areas. The chapters cover a wide range of themes. The book begins by presenting the historical and theoretical perspectives of disability studies. In Part 2, it discusses issues around disability and sexuality. In Part 3, the chapters highlight the centrality of the ‘self’ through autobiographies of persons with disabilities followed by discussions related to the representations of disability in literature and comparative cultural discourses about disabilities in Part 4. Part 5 focuses on a discussion around disability and family, educational and employment opportunities in India. The chapters in Part 6 are a critical intervention in disability jurisprudence in India. Part 7 takes us through the idea of ‘disability as a diversity’, thereby finally tying up with the book’s primary objective of understanding disability across multiple registers in localized spaces and forms. Far from being a closure, the chapters provide ample food for thought with regard to further potential research on disability studies. It speaks to a wide audience as the book consists of various theoretical and experiential insights which will be useful not only for academicians in various fields, policy and law makers, but also to the layperson.

Item Type: Book Reviews
Keywords: Book review | Anita Ghai
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Gender Studies
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Business School
Depositing User: Mr. Syed Anas
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2022 10:55
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2022 10:55
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