Rumblings in the middle: the quest for aazadi in Delhi

Shakil, Albeena (2017) Rumblings in the middle: the quest for aazadi in Delhi. In: Locating Gender in the New Middle Class in India. Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, pp. 325-348. ISBN 9789382396444

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Two major protest movements erupted in the national capital city of Delhi in 2011 and 2012. The India Against Corruption movement that gathered momentum in 2011 and then the anti-rape protests after the gruesome gang-rape of a 23-year-old paramedic student on 16th December 2012. The former was focussed on the demand for the promulgation of the Jan Lokpal Bill in the aftermath of successive corruption scandals in the country, while the latter with its slogan of ‘aazadi’ [freedom], paved way for voicing wider democratic concerns on the safety and dignity of women. Both drew unexpectedly large crowds and also found resonance across other cities of the country.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Middle Class | India | Gender | Anthology of India
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Social Sciences (General)
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Gena Veineithem
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2022 04:12
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2022 04:12
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