Gandhi on women

  title={Gandhi on women},
  author={Madhu Purnima Kishwar},
  journal={Race \& Class},
  pages={43 - 61}
  • M. Kishwar
  • Published 1 July 1986
  • Political Science
  • Race & Class
This article reviews and analyses the role of Gandhi in drawing a large number of women into the mainstream of the freedom movement. Gandhi's ideas about women and their role in public life was a departure from those of the 19th century reformers. He saw women as a potential force in the struggle to build a new social order. He consciously attempted to articulate the connections between private and public life in order to bring women into the struggle. However, he failed to come to terms with… 

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