Women's rights

Religion, gender and equality

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Different parts of India witnessed reform movements from the mid 19th century. Periyar E.V. Ramasamy led the Self-Respect Movement in Tamil Nadu. Photo: The Hindu Archives

Different parts of India witnessed reform movements from the mid 19th century. Jyotirao Phule founded a social reform society called Satyashodhak Samaj in Maharashtra.

Women and their struggle for equality are inherently tied to the struggle for democracy in India.
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