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Description - Tradition and Liberation by Catherine A Robinson

Examines the role of the Hindu tradition in the ideology and methodology of the Indian women's movement. By showing how leaders of the movement have restated aspects of the tradition, it provides insight into the ways in which a women's movement can restate a religious tradition in a society where religion has been central to debate about the position of women and where opposition to the movement has been rationalised in terms of religion. Through a review of the speeches and writings of leading figures of the movement from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, it identifies positive as well as negative representations of the tradition and its implications for women. It shows when and why the movement has chosen either to offer a traditional justification for its aims and activities or to eschew such a justification in favour of an alternative rationale.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780700711437
ISBN-10: 0700711430
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: RoutledgeCurzon
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Aug-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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