Vol. 3, Issue 2 (2018)
Women in Uttar Pradesh politics: Progress since independence
Author(s): Dr. Samina Parween
Abstract: India, the world’s largest democratic country and often termed as an emerging super power of the twenty first century, has completed its sixty seven years of independence, but the principles of democracy, particularly for women are yet to be realised. Women in India are still fighting to attain their basic rights in every sphere of the society. Indian culture and tradition is dominated by patriarchal societies so it is obvious that here politics is men’s domain. Men often decide whom their wives vote for. However, few elite class women who particularly belong to privileged backgrounds have climbed up at political stage and successfully won seats in the National and State legislatures and the poorer section of women are left without a representation.