International Journal of History
2023, Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part C
Women and anti-colonial struggle: Role in the Akali movementAuthor(s):
Women in Indian literature and tradition have been assigned subordinate and subservient positions in the patriarchal structure. They are not supposed to move beyond the four walls of domesticity and male dictation. Sikh philosophy provided much-needed space for the liberation of women and a respectable position which is essential for the making of an egalitarian society. Furthermore, the armed anti-establishment struggle steered by Sikh Gurus and then furthered by their followers further provided a window for the women to prove their mettle in the battlefield also. When the anti-colonial struggle started in Punjab, Sikh women participated wholeheartedly since its inception in different capacities. The present paper attempts to delineate the role of women in the Namdhari and Akali Movements during the days of anti-colonial struggle.Pages: 192-195 | Views: 97 | Downloads: 57Download Full Article: Click Here
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Jasbir Singh. Women and anti-colonial struggle: Role in the Akali movement. Int J Hist 2023;5(1):192-195.