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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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June 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

Krishna Menon

Krishna Menon is Professor, Gender Studies, and currently the Dean, School of Human Studies at Ambedkar University Delhi. Her areas of interest include political theory, Indian politics, and feminist theory and politics. She has published several books, papers and articles on the above fields. Her publications include ‘On the Question of Free Speech and Censorship’ in The State of Hurt (2016), ‘Justice’ and ‘Sovereignty’ in Political Theory: An Introduction (2008), ‘Human Rights—A Theoretical Foray’ in Applied Ethics and Human Rights (2010), Human Rights, Gender and the Environment (2009) and Gender... More About Author

Ranjana Subberwal

Ranjana Subberwal, a postgraduate in sociology from Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, is presently the Chief Functionary of Raahein Development Society, an NGO committed to research, action and advocacy for, by and with the marginalized sections of society. She has also been teaching sociology to civil service aspirants (for Prelims and Mains examinations) for over 30 years, initially at Rau’s Study Circle and now at Alternative Learning Systems (ALS). She has participated in and directed grassroots-level projects, research and advocacy on socially relevant issues for over three decades... More About Author

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ISBN: 9789353283216