Sex and Power: Defining History, Shaping Societies by Rita Banerji. Penguin Books, India. Imprint Penguin. ISBN 9780143064718.
Sex and Power: Defining History, Shaping Societies was a culmination of a five-year, in-depth, social and historical study of gender and sexuality in context of power in India. The book looks at how and why the concept of sexual morality and the sexual customs changed in each historical period in India, and has been described as “An extraordinary take on a subject still a taboo [and].. a new interpretation of Indian history.” The book also looks at how this power hierarchy of gender and sexuality has lead to India’s female gendercide.
An extraordinary take on a subject..still a taboo.. a new interpretation of Indian history. — The Telegraph
This book will place place Rita Banerji’s feet firmly and solidly on the world stage…in the position of people like Frederick Douglas…Simone De Beauvoir, Gloria Steinem. — The Word Worth Magazine (U.S.A.)
No.1 on the Crossword Best-seller list in 2009
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