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

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From Social Action to Political Action-Women and the 81st Amendment

Women and the 81st Amendment Vasanth Kannabiran Kalpana Kannabiran If women manage to push the 81st amendment bill through the parliament, it will topple all current assumptions about hierarchies of caste, class and gender. The legislation will mean large-scale reorganisation of constituency allocation in order to accommodate, women, and thus fewer seats for men. It also creates possibility for an SC woman to represent not only men of her own caste, hut upper caste men and women as well.

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