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No Revolution without Women, No Liberation without Revolution: Women in India’s Maoist 'Insurgency'

Mehta, Akanksha. 2012. No Revolution without Women, No Liberation without Revolution: Women in India’s Maoist 'Insurgency'. In: Robin Jeffrey; Ronojoy Sen and Pratima Singh, eds. More Than Maoism: Politics, Policies, and Insurgencies in South Asia. New Delhi: ISAS, Institute of South Asian Studies ; Manohar, pp. 203-214. ISBN 9788173049330 [Book Section]

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In this article I elaborate on the agency and role of women in India’s Maoist movement. I argue that although narratives of ‘victimhood’ are crucial to capturing the role of women in political violence, they neglect agency and activism of violent and militant women. Using narratives of women in India's Maoist movement, I emphasise that a revised feminist 'security' perspective remains necessary to understand the role of women in the current Maoist movement and the agency of militant women worldwide.

Item Type:

Book Section

Additional Information:

Contacted publisher to seek permission to make the publication open access. PS 28/11/18

Keywords:

Women, India, Maoist movements

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Media, Communications and Cultural Studies
Media, Communications and Cultural Studies > Centre for Feminist Research

Dates:

DateEvent
7 November 2012Published

Item ID:

25105

Date Deposited:

28 Nov 2018 11:26

Last Modified:

28 Nov 2018 11:26

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/25105

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