International Journal of Academic Research and Development

International Journal of Academic Research and Development


International Journal of Academic Research and Development
International Journal of Academic Research and Development
Vol. 6, Issue 5 (2021)

Women in Indian national movement private values and public lives


Meenakshi Mawi

Men and women are like two wheels of a carriage. The life of one without the other is incomplete. Neither men nor women can be true to what they are if either of them leads an isolated life. Man and women both contribute to the development of each other's personality. Our ancient scriptures assigned women a place higher then man. It was believed that while man represented the destructive aspects of nature, women represented the constructive one and that blessed in the home, when women are given due respects when, someone begins to write about women and nationalism in India, a few names of elite women are drawn or written. This is not surprising because these women were engaged with some formal political organization i.g. Indian National Congress. But can activitism be defined as being political only when it engages with formal politics? Were not the activities of ordinary middle -class women who did not engage with any form of political machinery as Important. The findings of the study revealed that through two interrelated processes, the domestication of the public sphere and the politicization of the domestic sphere the article looks at ways in which confining social practices of "Pardah" and norms of segregation and respectability were turned around and at times reinvented to become enabling ones. Their political consciousness was a product of their environment and this article relies on women's understanding, perceptions and experiences of their contributions through their own discourses.
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Meenakshi Mawi. Women in Indian national movement private values and public lives. International Journal of Academic Research and Development, Volume 6, Issue 5, 2021, Pages 58-59
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