WOMEN’S MOVEMENT IN INDIA FROM ITS EARLIEST NOTICEABLE BEGINNING TO CONTEMPORARY TIMES

  • Poonam Singh Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
Keywords: Women’s movement, Organization, Globalization, Participation

Abstract

In Hindu religious scriptures, a woman is described as the epithet of Shakti which means a source of power. From time immemorial, Indian women have played a very crucial role in every walk of life. As per Vedic literature, Indian women had performed as Rishies and scholars. Maitreyi was well versed in Vedas; Gargi, the Vedic prophetess and other ladies are well known in Indian history and culture. Whether it is the case of Razia Sultan and Chand Bibi who were the great rulers of the medieval period, or Rani Laxmibai and other thousands of women who equally took part in Indian freedom movements, the role played by every woman has been praiseworthy. The main objective of this paper is to chart women’s contribution and participation to political situations and social reforms movements in pre and Post-Independent India including Chipko Movement, The Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA); The Progressive Organization of Women (POW) etc.

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Published
2018-05-31
How to Cite
Singh, P. (2018). WOMEN’S MOVEMENT IN INDIA FROM ITS EARLIEST NOTICEABLE BEGINNING TO CONTEMPORARY TIMES. Proceedings of the International Conference on Future of Women, 1(1), 37-47. https://doi.org/10.17501/icfow.2018.1105