Gender Relations, ‘Hindu’ Nationalism, and NGO Responses in India


Burlet, Stacey. 1999. “Gender Relations,’Hindu’ Nationalism, and NGO Responses in India.” Gender & Development 7 (1): 40-7.

Author: Stacey Burlet


This article explores the strategies that non-government organizations (NGOs) are using to challenge the right-wing nationalism presently dominating Indian politics. Development workers must be sensitive to the importance of religion, but also avoid getting caught up in religious conflict. Gender issues, which straddle religious and political boundaries, can end up marginalized.

Topics: Gender, Women, Gendered Power Relations, Nationalism, NGOs, Religion Regions: Asia, South Asia Countries: India

Year: 1999

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