Women in the new terrain: A study of women liberation movement in modern Andhra Pradesh

Archana.S sivaprakasan


Women are marginalized in patriarchal society. Education played a significant role in the process of empowerment in the early 20th century C.E. Many people worked hard for women liberation in the society in various ground. Veerasalingam was one among them, who initiated new educational institution for women. In meantime, prominent women such as Kandukkuri Rajyalakshmi, Kalangi Seshumamba, Kotikalapadi Sitamma, Sarojini Naidu and Durkabai Desmuh worked exclusively for women empowerment. They started newspapers, weekly and other journals to popularize their views. The new organizations as if Andhra Mahila Sabha was established and it invented a space for women in the public sphere. The present paper is going to trace out the women empowerment discourse in the 19th and 20th century C.E. Andhra Pradesh.


Women empowerment, women magazine, Veerasalingam, Andhra Mahila Sabha, Andhra Pradesh

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