Struggle for a Name: Women in the Namantar Andolan
By Emily Ewing Hays
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Change the name of Marathwada University in Aurangabad, India to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar University. It was a simple demand, but the reaction from opponents was immediate and violent. Facing this violence, interviewees waged their campaign for sixteen years, from 1978 to 1994. Their stories tell us about the changes in caste, class, and gender in the 1980s that led to the India of today.
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