Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures

Get access

Political-Social Movements: Feminist: South Asia
(2,016 words)

Women in South Asia have participated in many movements. For example, historical records speak of women as revolutionaries in the early colonial period. The nationalist struggle saw many women as leaders and participants, and in the postcolonial period women have initiated and achieved many goals. However, whether the women's movement and the feminist movement are the one and the same thing is a contentious issue.

There is a prevalent tendency to def…

Cite this page
Parashar, Archana, “Political-Social Movements: Feminist: South Asia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 29 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0129g>
First published online: 2009

▲   Back to top   ▲