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Govind Kelkar, Dev Nathan and Pierre Walter (eds.) Gender Relations in Forest Societies in Asia: Patriarchy at Odds. New Delhi/Thousand Oaks/London: Sage Publications, 2003. Hardbound. Indian Rs 550.00.
Author: Rashida Haq

Gender refers to the set of arrangements by which a society transforms biological sexuality into products of human activity and in which these transformed needs are satisfied, whereas gender relations are the ways in which a culture or society defines rights, responsibilities and the identities of men and women in relation to one another. Gender relations are complex, dynamic and socially embedded having many interlocked dimensions.

Rashida Haq