This course explores gender in a historical perspective. It shall demonstrate the evolution of gender as a methodological approach and examines its dynamics in relation to class, caste and race in the 19th and 20th centuries. It will deal with a range of issues that concerns both the formation of gender and sexuality as objects of inquiry in various historical contexts. It seeks to go beyond narratives of gender history in the West and incorporate theoretical approaches and case studies from South Asia, Latin America and Africa. Central themes will include theoretical debates on the construction of gender relations, culture and identity, and feminist interventions.