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Women and the Maobadi: ideology and agency in Nepal’s Maoist movement

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dc.contributor.author Pettigrew, Judith
dc.contributor.author Shneiderman, Sara
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-30T15:20:54Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-30T15:20:54Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/3868
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract One of the most reported aspects of the Maoist ‘People’s War’ in Nepal has been its high levels of female participation, with up to 40% of all combatant and civilian political supporters allegedly being women (Sharma and Prasain 2004:151; Onesto 2003 [1999]:169). Striking photos of young, gun-toting guerrilla women are prominently displayed on the “official” Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) website, and distributed from New York to London to Peru in materials produced by the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement (RIM). These images are apparently intended to serve as evidence of the movement’s egalitarianism and “empowering” effects for Nepali women. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher The Southasia Trust en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Himal Southasian;January, 7 (1), pp. 19-29
dc.subject Nepal en_US
dc.subject women en_US
dc.subject Maoist en_US
dc.title Women and the Maobadi: ideology and agency in Nepal’s Maoist movement en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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