The Developing Political Role of Women in the Darjeeling Sub-Division

Kalyani Pakhrin



The study tried to examine new forms of interdisciplinary initiatives towards unraveling and unknotting the complex knot of multihued tapestry of politics, culture, identity and protests. It also focused on the identity of Gorkhas and the protest movement of recent years by ethnic minorities, women etc. The study attempts to revisit the role of women in political activities from the era of Subash Ghising to till date. It examines the transformation within the women and changes brought in by political consciousness of women and their more understanding of so called identity and development. As men and women share the nation, the pain of loss in a movement but a woman in her oppressive world remains ensconced as the freedom of the nation is more important. If then there is a scope, the nation might take notice of her cries for the freedom. However, the movement whether it is a national or regional one it involves a group of people where both men and women participate with the same ethnic feelings of loyalty.

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