Nine Decades of Subjugation for India’s Women
India is the world's largest democracy, home to a broad array of religions and languages and more than 1.2 billion people. But 66 years after winning independence, its women still labor under the yoke of injustice, inequality and abuse. While there have been many strides forward, especially by individual women, much more remains to be done.
He led a movement through nonviolent civil disobedience that culminated in India’s independence from the U.K. in 1947. He opposed child marriage and the dowry system, though both are still practiced.
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EDITORIAL: Andrew MacAskill, Tom Lasseter, Ketaki Gokhale, Peter Hirschberg, Anne Swardson
GRAPHIC: Chloe Whiteaker AUDIO: Sophie Caronello