The book explores the role of women as ideologues, agents, activists and visionaries as part of the movement. It deciphers the structural inequalities pertaining to the secondary status ascribed to them through discrimination and all forms of oppression and the process of the transformation they seek to restructure. As a historical narrative it traces the movement from the precolonial to the colonial periods and finally to contemporary history. It has a two way research methodology. Precolonial and colonial periods are portrayed selectively using various publications, journals, archival materials and newspapers. Women’s activism gets the place it deserves in history because the innumerable protests that women have undertaken are recorded over a period of thirty years. This publication takes note of the controversies and debates that are associated with this reconstruction. It was published by the Social Scientist Association (SSA).
Author: Selvy Thirucahndran
Price: SLR 750/ US $ 6