The History of Doing: An Illustrated Account of Movements for Women's Rights and Feminism in India, 1800-1990

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The History of Doing
An Illustrated Account of Movements for Women's Rights and Feminism in India 1800-1990

RADHA KUMAR

Photo research by Kali for Women

VERSO London New York

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • DEDICATION v
  • ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS vi
  • Contents vii
  • 1. Introduction 1
  • 2. the Nineteenth Century 7
  • Notes 30
  • 3. Towards Becoming 'the Mothers of the Nation' 32
  • Notes 51
  • 4. Organization and Struggle 53
  • Notes 72
  • 5. Constructing the Image of a Woman Activist 74
  • Notes 94
  • 6. the Contemporary Feminist Movement 96
  • Notes 114
  • 7. the Campaign Against Dowry 115
  • Notes 126
  • 8. the Agitation Against Rape 127
  • Notes 138
  • APPENDIX: A MASS RAPE IN SANTHAL PARGANAS 139
  • APPENDIX: B THE BAGHPAT RAPE CASE 141
  • 9. the Nineteen Eighties 143
  • Notes 159
  • 10. Personal Law and Communal Identifies 160
  • Notes 171
  • 11. the Agitation Against Sati 1987-88 172
  • Notes 181
  • 12: The Struggle for a Safe Environment 182
  • Afterword: In a Small Personal Voice (With apologies to Doris Lessing) 191
  • Notes 196
  • Index 197
  • Photo Credits 204
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