ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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An Agenda for Gender Politics

Patriarchy in India starts with the control of women or men in the family but works in such a way as to perpetuate caste hierarchies; and the preservation of caste is the basis for the functioning of this patriarchy. Will the passage of the Women's Reservation Bill as it is, as a first measure, without a wide-ranging discussion of the underlying caste issues really empower women in the struggle against patriarchy in the social and political specificity of present-day India?

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