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Original Research Article

Year: 2017 | Month: July | Volume: 4 | Issue: 7 | Pages: 130-138

Hidden Histories: Peasant Women and the Indian National Movement

Dr. Maitree Vaidya Sabnis

Assistant Professor, Department of History, The M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat


Women have been absent from history writing of almost every civilization, more so the peasant women. Indian National Movement was the most recent turning point in Indian history, which ushered in a modern age. However, in order to present a complete picture, there is a need felt to create a dialogue between women and the national movement. Hence, an attempt has been made in this original research article to bring about the sublimities of this very discourse in the first half of the twentieth century.

Key words: Gender, Indian National Movement, Historiography, Awadh, Warli

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