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

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 257-260

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

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