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Security Expenditure in Third World

not give women space in decision-making process. The inclusion of the last two essays makes one wonder why this collection did not include an evaluation of women in established left movements. Such an evaluation would have replicated the conclusions drawn above or put forward by those who had written essays on the far left movement. The anti- price rise movement may be included in this category for the association to its women leaders to the socialist and the left parties and has, as Nandita Gandhi puts it, a combination of Gandhian and Leninist ideological framework. This movement had however a one-issue orientation, that of price rise and did not incorporate other aspects regarding women's oppression. But its significance was that it gave confidence to women to enter politics and helped forge bonds with women outside the immediate caste and neighbourhood networks.

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