Justice by Any Means Necessary: Vigilantism among Indian Women

  title={Justice by Any Means Necessary: Vigilantism among Indian Women},
  author={Aaronette M. White and S Rastogi},
  journal={Feminism \& Psychology},
  pages={313 - 327}
Through an analysis of news reports and documentary footage on the Gulabi Gang and ethnographic reports on the Mahila Aghadi, both of India, we illustrate how women who engage in violent forms of justice-seeking require us to expand social psychological concepts of retributive and restorative models of justice, women's agency, and community organizing. Our grassroots feminist analysis in an Indian context integrates: (1) feminist definitions of punishment and ethical violence; (2) research on… 

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