The Indian Womenâ€™s Movement
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Srila Roy: University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Journal of South Asian Development, 2015, vol. 10, issue 1, 96-117
The article documents some of the transformations to the womenâ€™s movement in India in the post-independence period. Given the empirical and ideological centrality of nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) in the terrain of Indian feminism, the article focuses on dominant feminist responses to â€˜NGOizationâ€™ in the form of critiques of the alleged cooption and professionalization of the womenâ€™s movement and the loss of political autonomy, a key ideal amongst Indian feminists. As a response to these criticisms, I suggest that there is a need to go beyond the â€˜NGOization paradigmâ€™ in evaluating a new feminist landscape, especially after the Delhi rape of 2012. â€˜NGOisationâ€™ offers limited conceptual tools to make sense of the present moment if not entirely hiding from view the political possibilities that it offers for feminist reflection and (re)mobilization.
Keywords: Feminism; womenâ€™s movements; NGOs; NGOisation; India (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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