An Overview of the Complexities in Indian Feminism

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.53032/TCL.2021.6.3.19

Keywords:

Feminism, Equality, Effeminate, Patriarchy

Abstract

The paper aims to highlight the complexities that are dominant in Indian society. The variety of issues that makes Indian feminism different from western feminism is also explored. The present paper presents a brief overview of western feminism, however, a large portion discuss the Indian feministic concerns and issue. The paper is not limited to any particular writer or writing of an author but it is an eclectic approach to present the subtle difficulties of Indian feminism in the best possible way. The focus is largely on the third and fourth wave of feminism. Giving the increasing insecurities of women even in this digital era, the paper therefore is a humble effort in that direction to bring some of the merging issues and concerns of women in general and Indian women in particular to the forefront. An eclectic approach has been used for the evaluation of the issues and concerns therefore the paper highlights various feministic issues like cultural social, economic individual, Islamic etc. associated with different branches of feminism.

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Published

2021-08-30

How to Cite

Dr. Mudasir Ahmad Gori. (2021). An Overview of the Complexities in Indian Feminism. The Creative Launcher, 6(3), 92–98. https://doi.org/10.53032/TCL.2021.6.3.19