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Political-Social Movements: Peace Movements: South Asia
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The role of women in peace movements in South Asia began with women's participation in national liberation movements from the early twentieth century. Two developments of the nineteenth century particularly helped Indian women's entry into the formal political space. These were the social reform movements fostered by men such as Ram Mohan Roy and Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar, and the growing popularity of movements that challenged British imperialism. Women participated in the “Extremist Movements” …

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Banerjee, Paula, “Political-Social Movements: Peace Movements: South Asia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 09 February 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0133b>
First published online: 2009

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