(Hyper)Visible ‘Women’/Invisible (Dalit) Women: Challenging the Elusive Sexism in Indian Universities

  • Anagha Tambe
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Gender and Education book series (GED)


The last two decades have witnessed profound transformations in the field of higher education in India in terms of expansion, privatization and usability. This paper examines this escalating visibility of women and women’s studies in higher education which marks not decline in sexism, but rather its emergence in more complex and elusive forms. It specifically explores the working of sexism in intricate intersection with other axes of social power, and charts regimes of resistance that enable us to imagine and engage the University differently.


Intersectionality Paradoxical inclusion Hypervisibility Paternal protectionism Pinjra tod Dalit feminism 


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  • Anagha Tambe
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  1. 1.KSP Women’s Studies CentreSavitribai Phule Pune UniversityPuneIndia

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