Feminist Efforts to Democratize Democracy: Insights from Four Decades of Activism in India

Part of the Rethinking International Development series book series (RID)


The focus of this edited volume is on the relationship between social movements and the contemporary Indian state. As the editors note, this relationship, particularly as it relates to subaltern movements, is often theorized in binary terms: the state as an elite controlled entity with little to offer subaltern movements versus the state as the primary avenue through which subaltern movements can further their emancipatory projects. Most authors in this volume, rightly in my view, challenge this binary in favor of a more nuanced understanding.


Social Movement Muslim Woman Autonomous Group Gender Justice Bharatiya Janata Party 
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  1. 1.West Hartford, CTUSA

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