Role Of Feminism In India

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Feminism in Indian context
Feminism in India can be defined as a set of movements aimed at defining, establishing, and defending economic rights, equal political rights and social rights and equal opportunities for Indian women. It is the effort of gaining the women 's rights within the India society. Feminism in India was similar to the counterparts all over the world; feminists in India seek gender equality: the right to equal access to health and education, the right to work for equal wages and equal political rights. India as a patriarchal society made Indian feminists to have fight against culture-specific issues, such as the practice of widow sacrifice known as Sati and inheritance laws. The feminism in India can be divided into three phases: the first phase of the feminism which began in the mid-nineteenth century, started when male European colonists began to react against the social evils of Sati. The second phase of feminism began from 1915 to Indian independence, when Gandhi merged women 's movements into the Quit India movement, which in turn made the emergence of independent women 's organisation. The third phase of feminism, which started after the post-independence, had its focused on getting fair treatment of women after marriage, in the work environment and right to political functional equality. The feminist movements made many developments in India, but women living in modern India still face many issues of discrimination. Process of gaining land-ownership

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