ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Gendered Citizenship and Women's Movement

Gendered citizenship involves an assessment of the binaries of the private-public and questions the way public is associated with material and private with cultural. It is concerned with the gendered access to infrastructure, housing and livelihoods. This paper examines how the citizenship rights of women in India are framed within the social structures of caste, class and ethnicity. In addition, it discusses to what extent an Indian woman's formal rights give her substantive rights as a citizen. It also shows how the Indian women's movement has theorised the changing nature of citizenship rights in time and context.

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