ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Peasants and Women-Challenge of Chandwad

Challenge of Chandwad Gail Omvedt THE small taluka town of Chandwad, on a drought-hammered plateau beneath the imposing Deccan cliffs, was the scene on November 9-10 of what may have been the biggest women's meeting, certainly the biggest rural women's meeting, in Indian history. With nearly 5-8,000 women for the delegates' sessions and 25,000 women and three to four times that many men for the open session, the "women's session" of the Shetkari Sanghatana marked both a new phase in the women's movement and the first organisational turn of the Sanghatana away from its One-point programme of higher crop prices.

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