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Gendered Citizenship: Understanding Gendered Violence in Democratic India

Natasha Behl


It has been shown time and again that even though all citizens may be accorded equal standing in the constitution of a liberal democracy, such a legal provision hardly guarantees state protections against discrimination and political exclusion. More specifically, why do we find pervasive gender-based discrimination, exclusion, and violence in India when the Indian Constitution supports an inclusive democracy committed to gender and caste equality?

Keywords: democracy, citizenship, gender, gendered violence, religion, feminist methodologies, ethnography, India, Sikhs

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190949426
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190949426.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Natasha Behl, author
Assistant Professor, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Arizona State University