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Women in Nepali Politics Looking Through Feminist Perspective

Paperback
Rs 1438
Genre:Politics
Language : English
Published: 2019
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Origin:India
ISBN13:9788183631440
ISBN10:8183631444

About the Book

Binda Pandey a Nepalese politician who was a member of the 1st Nepalese Constituent Assembly representing the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist).

This book is a blend of activism and academic rigor in writing. It gives a feminist and gender look over the communist politics. It also shows the involvement of communist ideology in transforming society. At the same time, it provides a terrain of thoughts to shape and reshape the same ideology. The author has reflected her understanding theoretically and brought women leaders' understanding to see its connection with the UML policies, strategies, and implementation status. In doing so, the author has challenged the mindset of the male leaders of the same political party. Finally, she has come up with different ways to transform the devoted cadres of her political parties into a critical mass.

Women in Nepali Politics: Looking Through Feminist Perspective is a critical review of the Nepali political movement from a feminist perspective and the process and nature of women empowerment in the Nepali political landscape. The book shows the evolvement of communist ideology for transforming society by providing terrain of thoughts to shape and reshape this ideology. Binda Pandey provides an insightful view directly from the field and her own experiences into the CPN-UML's policies and practices. She has challenged the patriarchal mindset of the political leadership.

The book reflects on the interplay between the impression of women empowerment as a practice and as an ideal followed by the Communist Party in Nepal. It addresses the changing perspectives of the philosophy behind the women empowerment movement in the CPN-UML. This study has provided a roadmap for uprooting the prevailing patriarchal mindset within organization and society and stimulating social change by creating equality based on gender, caste, class, and geographical local as a democratic and secular country,

 

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This book is a blend of activism and academic rigor in writing. It gives feminist and gender over the communist politics. It also shows the evolvement of communist ideology for transforming society. At the same time, it provides a terrain of thoughts to shape and reshape the same ideology. The author has reflected her understanding theoretically and brought women leaders' understanding to see its connection with the UML policies, strategies, and implementation status. In doing so, the author has challenged the mindset of the male leaders of the same political party. Finally, she has come up with different ways to transform the devoted cadres of her political parties into a critical mass.

Going through this book, I found the author very bold to review her political party critically, to show the amalgamation of democratic ideals in the authoritative orientation of the communist party under PMPD. Everywhere she is searching for women's position as a leader, as a cadre, and as a user of the communist ideology for social transformation. In this sense, this book is worth reading for the students, politicians, academia, and change agents, and people of different mindsets. - Dr. Bidya Nath Koirala Professor of Tribhuvan University

This book is very unique. It is a kind of work that can be written only by a person who has gone through the political struggle herself. The rich observation and insights invite the readers to a whole new understanding of the history of women's political participation in Nepal. - Dr. Kyoko Kusakabe, Professor, Department Head, Department of Development & Sustainability, AIT, Bangkok, Thailand

In this book, based on her Ph.D. thesis, Dr. Binda Pandey makes an important contribution to the analysis and recording of women's contribution to the left movement generally and the struggle of the women within that movement to institutionalize feminist concerns. I hope this will encourage Similar studies within other parties and generate some knowledge on the subject, about which little is known. - Dr. Meena Acharya, Profound Economist, and well-known Feminist

Here is a brilliant and much needed socialist feminist analysis of a leading Left Political Party What makes this book authentic and useful, is the fact that the author has been politically active for almost 40 years at local, national, and global levels and is an insider. She has provided a road map for all political parties for removing patriarchal cultures and mindsets and creating gender, caste, class equal, democratic, and secular country.  -Kamla Bhasin, A renowned Socialist Feminist from South Asia

 

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