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Severed Limbs, Severed Legacies: Indira Gandhi’s Emergency and the Problem of Subalternity

Asha Nadkarni

in Eugenic Feminism: Reproductive Nationalism in the United States and India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689903
eISBN:
9781452949284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689903.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses Indira Gandhi’s political career during the period of Emergency rule. Gandhi portrayed herself as Mother India throughout her political career to interpellate Indian women as ... More


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