Debatt om feminism i Indien

Dear Friends

Greetings! Please click on the link given below to watch a debate on feminism in India. It has a very impressive panel of people on this programme which includes: Gloria Steinem, Amartaya Sen, Ruchira Gupta, Urvashi Butalia and Nandita Das. The issues related to gender, caste and class does come in for debate. But what emerges is a very general debate. The inter-sectionality that is an important characteristic feature of the gender issues is not reflected in its entirety. It would have been much better if the panel had also representation from marginalised sections of society- Dalit, Adivasi, religious minority and even women activists from the periphery- the Northeastern states and Kashmir too. In the absence of inter-sectionality approach of looking at gender issues, what we get is only a lop-sided and unbalanced debate on feminism. The perspective with different side of the ground realities as far as gender issues are concerned remains unaddressed.

We The People: The Power of ‘She’

NDTV, Published On: January 26, 2014 | Duration: 50 min, 01 sec
With Regards
Umakant, Ph.D
New Delhi

My final words of advice to you are educate, agitate and organize; have faith in yourself. With justice on our side I do not see how we can lose our battle. The battle to me is a matter of joy. The battle is in the fullest sense spiritual. There is nothing material or social in it. For ours is a battle not for wealth or for power. It is battle for freedom. It is the battle of reclamation of human personality.

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