The Gender Factor in the Political Life of Modern India

DOI: 10.20542/0131-2227-2014-8-101-109

E. Nikiforova, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO RAN), 23 Profsoyuznaya Str. Moscow, 117997, Russian Federation (

Abstract. The article is devoted to the gender issues in contemporary political life of India. Mass protests caused by rape incidents draw political attention to the problem of low women status in India. To provide a broad political participation of women the methods of “positive discrimination” are used. Each party has its own position concerning reservation initiative in order to guard interests of their own voters. There are also some difficulties within the Women’s right movement. Caste or religious minority groups claim amendments to legislation in their favor.

Keywords: India, gender factor in politics, women of India, political participation of women, gender equality, abuse in India

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Nikiforova E. The Gender Factor in the Political Life of Modern India . World Eonomy and International Relations, 2014, no. 8, pp. 101-109.

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