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1st Edition

Toward Empowerment
Women And Movement Politics In India

ISBN 9780367214838
Published September 30, 2020 by Routledge
284 Pages

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Analyzing Indian women's groups as one sector of a complex of new grass-roots, non-party political movements, Dr. Caiman considers why and how a women's movement evolved in India when it did. She describes the nature, origins, and meanings of the movement for Indian women and discusses the movement's significance for Indian politics in general as w

Table of Contents

Preface -- Development of the Indian Women's Movement -- Introduction: Theoretical Approaches to Defining the Movement and Evaluating Its Results -- Why the Women's Movement Emerged: The Context of Indian Politics -- Discovering the Status of Women in India: Grievances Surface and Action Begins -- A Movement Emerges: Resources and Structures -- Effectiveness and Potential -- Ending Violence Against Women -- The Uniform Civil Code -- Actions for Empowerment -- Conclusion: The Future of the Indian Women's Movement

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Calman, Leslie J