Equality for Women: The Constituent Assembly Debates and the Making of Equality Jurisprudence by and for Women

  title={Equality for Women: The Constituent Assembly Debates and the Making of Equality Jurisprudence by and for Women},
  author={Rajesh Kumar},
  journal={Social Change},
  pages={350 - 368}
This article explores how 15 women members in the nearly all-male constitution-making process contributed to crafting of sex equality in India’s Constitution. Women members, opposed to positive discrimination and having faith in personal merit and ability to overcome odds, asserted their voice in India’s Constituent Assembly to redress women’s subordination caused by socio-religious androcentric practices, customs and laws. But the outcomes depended upon the religio-masculine complex which… 



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