Founding Mothers of the Indian Republic

Founding Mothers of the Indian Republic

Gender Politics of the Framing of the Constitution

Cambridge University Press






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Abbreviations; Preface; Acknowledgements; Epigraph; Introduction: Towards a feminist reading of the making of the Constitution; 1. Against the shadow of the founding fathers: A minority report; 2. In search of the missing mothers; 3. Women's moral imaginary and constitutional politics: 1927-1946; 4. Patterns of participation: women members in the Constituent Assembly; 5. Writing the rights: Inscribing constitutional morality; 6. Reformulating the 'woman's question': Challenging customs and traditions; 7. After the framing; Conclusion: Remembering the founding mothers; Appendix: Texts and contexts of the framing: A timeline; Bibliography; Index.