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Gandhi and status of women by S. R. Bakshi

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Published by Criterion Publications in New Delhi .
Written in English



  • India


  • Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948.,
  • Women -- India -- Social conditions.

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Edition Notes

StatementS.R. Bakshi.
ContributionsGandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948.
LC ClassificationsDS481.G3 B318 1987
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 145 p. ;
Number of Pages145
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2513290M
LC Control Number87905456

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In this chapter, 'Woman's Status And Role In Society', Gandhiji talks about women, their status in the society and many problems they face in the society. This book, The Mind of Mahatma Gandhi, R. K. Prabhu & U. R. Rao is compiled to help in understanding Gandhiji's mind to those who are striving to establish Sarvodaya and are searching for Truth. Gandhiji visualized no basic difference between men and women. In the opinion of Mahatma Gandhi both of them are complementary. “My own opinion is that just as fundamentally men and women are one, their problem must be one in essence. The soul in both is the same. The two live the same life, have the same feelings. Each is a complement of the other. Gandhi was of the opinion that women are superior to men in their moral and spiritual strength. They had great power of self-sacrifice and suffering. On this account, women are capable of infinite strength which they only needed to realize through gaining proper education. The status of women in India had been in decline since the Islamic invasion of Babur, the Mughal empire, and later Christianity, which curtailed women's freedom and rights. Reformatory movements such as Jainism allowed women to be admitted to religious orders, but overall women in India have had to deal with confinement and restrictions.

According to Gandhi, the role of women in the political, economic and social emancipation of the country was of overriding importance. Gandhi had immense faith in the capability of women to carry on a non violent crusade. Under his guidance and leadership, women . Gandhi and Women's Empowerment. THE milestone of the 50th year of Republic urges India to examine its problem, progress and paradoxes. Mahatma Gandhi's vision of Swaraj in all its facets and from different perspectives has permeated the discourse on India's contemporary history. Gandhi not only exhorted women to undertake the tasks of their own ‘uplift’, but also squarely attacked the scriptures and the social customs and conventions that had devalued women’s status and upheld women’s social, political and legal equality. This chapter, Women's Problems, is a summary of Gandhiji's opinion regarding the future role of women in society. This book, Selections From Gandhi, witten by Nirmal Kumar Bose contains extracts from Gandhiji's writings up to This book covers a wide range of subjects starting from his faith in god, total welface of the society and his views on various philosophical, social and political.

In Gandhi and Status of Women S. R. Bakshi suggests that Gandhi' wished to awaken in as many minds of as many women as possible, a consciousness of their present condition',^° as well as stirring them to patriotism and encouraging them to fight 'shoulder to shoulder' with the men against the Raj, and to join the Indian National. Preface Contemporary history of academic interest in problems of women's status, roles and other issues presents many paradoxes in India. On the one hand, there is an increase, even explosion, of research and publications on women's problems, especially since because of the International Women's Decade, the fillip given to research on. Indira Gandhi and the status of women in India Negative changes Sources show that rape cases in India have doubled between and Amendment to revise rape law to recognize marital rape does still not exist Dowry crimes - "better rupees now than , later".   In Indira Gandhi, India had a woman as the leader of the nation, and today women account for 10 percent of the Indian Parliament (compared with 5 percent in the United States Congress).