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Feminism in India is kin to feminism everywhere else: a history and a present of thinking and doing, argumentation and activism, organizing and institutionalizing, pushing and yielding. In India as in other countries, the literary record of women’s voices has more than a millennium-long history, largely through religion and lit…

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Pechilis, Karen, “Feminism”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 22 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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