Transformative Politics

  title={Transformative Politics},
  author={Kamalesh Sharma},
  journal={Indian Journal of Gender Studies},
  pages={23 - 47}
  • K. Sharma
  • Published 1 March 1998
  • Political Science
  • Indian Journal of Gender Studies
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