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Women, Political Struggles and Gender Equality in South Asia

  • Margaret Alston

Part of the Gender, Development and Social Change book series (GDSC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction: Women, Political Struggles and Activism — Exploring the Lives of Women in South Asia

  3. Gender-based Violence in South Asia

  4. Activism, Resistance and Empowerment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Bidushi Dhungel
      Pages 99-116
    3. Kaushiki Rao, Anusha Hariharan
      Pages 138-154
    4. Aruna Burte
      Pages 155-171
  5. Politics, Leadership and Representation

About this book


A brutal gang-rape of a young woman in India in 2012 caused a global outcry against rising brutal violence against women. In response to the young woman's death and the protests that followed, the contributors analyze the position of women in South Asia, the issue of violence, women's political activism and gender inequalities.


gender violence South Asia women's activism equality capital economy empowerment feminism Generation politics Protest Sex society Tradition transformation women

Editors and affiliations

  • Margaret Alston
    • 1
  1. 1.Monash UniversityAustralia

About the editors

Kerri Whittenbury, Monash University, Australia Alexandra Haynes, Monash University, Australia Sneha Krishnan, Oxford University, UK Sadhna Arya, University of Delhi, India Shashi Khurana, University of Delhi, India Bushra Khaliq, Women in Struggle for Empowerment (WISE) Bidushi Dhungel, activist and independent researcher Alix Dolson, activist and independent researcher Rokeya Kabir, Bangladesh Nari Progati Sangha (BNPS) Kalyani Menon-Sen, independent researcher Paromita Chakravarti, Jadavpur University, India Kaushiki Rao, University of Pennsylvania, USA Anusha Hariharan, independent researcher Aruna Burte, Halo Medical Foundation, India Shaheen Ashraf Shah, independent researcher Mary Hope Schwoebel, independent researcher Carol Wrenn, Concern Worldwide Sebnem Cansun, ?stanbul Sabahattin Zaim University, Turkey Mahmuda Islam, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA Mahfuza akter Mala, independent researcher Shantana Rani Halder Nazmunnessa Mahtab, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh Rajeshri N. Varhadi, University of Mumbai, India Omar Tarek Chowdhury, rights activist, published freelance author and translator.

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