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Struggle for Gender Justice

About the Book

Struggle for Gender Justice comprises fifteen lectures delivered by eminent persons in memory of Justice Sunanda Bhandare besides a lecture delivered by her in 1991.

A judge of the Delhi High Court in the 1980s and 1990s, Justice Bhandare sought to remove the many prejudices and biases against women, and worked towards promoting their freedom of choice and the right to excel without fear or favour. After her untimely death in 1994, the Justice Sunanda Bhandare Foundation was established, which instituted an annual memorial lecture. Since 1995, lectures delivered by distinguished persons including Justice Sujata V. Manohar, Justice Silvia Cartwright, Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer, Prof. Savitri Goonesekere, Justice M.N. Venkatachaliah, Prof. Madhu Dandavate, Prof. Amartya Sen, K.R. Narayanan, Prof. M.S. Swaminathan, Sonia Gandhi, Ela R. Bhatt, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Aruna Roy, Dr Rajendra K. Pachauri and His Holiness the Dalai Lama have contributed significantly to the discourse on gender justice.

This book illuminates various aspects of the predicament of women in today’s world and explores ways in which they could be empowered. These lectures vividly highlight the sufferings women have undergone and the injustice meted out to them. Instances of civil society s successes and failures in ensuring women a life of dignity have been offered in an attempt to project a roadmap to future generations.

About the Author

Murlidhar C. Bhandare is an Indian politician. He was a senior Indian National Congress leader from Maharashtra and a former Rajya Sabha member for three terms. He practices as Senior Advocate of Supreme Court of India and was President of Supreme Court Bar Association for two terms.


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