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Social Movements in Contemporary India

Social Movements in Contemporary India

First Edition
  • Krishna Menon - Professor, Gender Studies and Dean, School of Human Studies, Ambedkar University, Delhi
  • Ranjana Subberwal - Senior Faculty, Alternative Learning Systems (ALS) and Chief Functionary, Raahein Development Society, New Delhi
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August 2019 | 212 pages | SAGE Texts
An interdisciplinary text that offers a comprehensive understanding of social movements, their cause, course and effects in modern-day India.

Contemporary India is experiencing widespread changes and developments in its society, polity and economy, resulting in a variety of social movements in recent years. This textbook offers an understanding of these movements, issues and discourses around them, and relates them to the wider society and resultant changes occurring within it.  With a specific focus on India, the book delves into the concept and definition of social movements from different perspectives and offers a critical insight into the fundamental and ongoing debates and treatises around these movements. It covers discussion on a wide range of movements varying in locus and spatial spread—from environmental movements to disability, queer and women’s rights movements as well as those by civil society, farmers, and marginalized sections of the society.

Key Features:

• Adopts an interdisciplinary approach to serve students of sociology, political science, history and other related disciplines

• Provides a detailed treatment of civil society movements along with highlights on some landmark mobilizations

• Draws on latest research and empirical studies; content aided by boxed features, review exercises and extensive referencing
Understanding Social Movements: An Introduction
The Quest for Dignity: Dalit Movement
Towards Equality: Women’s Movement
The Land and the Tiller: Farmer’s Movement
Struggle for Rights: Disability Movement
Nature and People: Environmental Movement
Difference and Democracy: Queer Movement
Autonomy and Association: Civil Society Mobilizations

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ISBN: 9789353283216