International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Gandhi and the Role of Women as Peace Builders in the Non-Violent Action against the British Rule
Heshmat Sadat Moinifar, PhD

The following paper presents how Gandhi was insistent on the issue of equality and empowerment of women as fundamental to the founding of a just society as well as for the development of the nation. The role played by women in various Gandhian movements, non-cooperation, civil disobedience and Quit India and Gandhi‟s ideas and insights about women both in society and the freedom struggle based on principles of non-violence through mobilization of people throughout the country, could fluster the British authority. This paper will conclude how Gandhi believed that women were much better situated at the moral, cultural and ideological levels to act out the method of non-violent passive resistance and how the Nonviolence which Gandhi presented to women in his war against the British rule, brought the women out in their hundreds from their homes and proved that women were as much capable as men to oppose to aggression.

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