Vol. 4, Issue 6 (2017)
Role of Women in the National Movement
Author(s): Dr. Awdhesh Kumar
Abstract: The course of the Indian National Movement is marked by multifaceted and complex stages. The question of social reform remained alive in the nationalist debates in the public sphere from late 19th century till 1947. Women consciousness around social and the national questions grew simultaneously. The demand for legal reforms and inclusion of Indians into the imperial legislative councils constituted the early phases of the Indian National Movement. Both Indian men and women were leading the social reform movements since the 1880s. In various women's autobiographies and writings from all over India, particularly Maharashtra and Bengal, the slogan that 'Personal is Political' was being raised.