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In Mary Wollstonecraft's words: What do women (citizens) want?

The concept of citizenship as it has evolved historically has always suffered from the phenomenon of incompleteness. This is because citizenship since the earliest times (like from those of Aristotle) by ‘otherising’ someone (be it slaves, blacks etc. or as in Indian case- dalits, shudras etc.) has been limited to a privileged few. ‘Woman’ remains a common identity across cultures and societies when it comes to discrimination and denial of equal rights. Yet against all odds they have strived to voice their opinions and present their perspectives on what rights should women have in order to become equal citizens in society.
One of the prominent explorations of the feminist notion of citizenship can be discovered in Mary Wollstonecraft’s essays from her book ‘A Vindication of the Rights of Woman’. Mary Wollstonecraft born on 27th April 1759 wrote this book in 1792 and this work of hers is considered as one of the, earliest and still most prominent works done exclusively on women’s rights…

'देख भाई देख'- साहित्य, समाज और प्रामाणिकता

90 के दशक के हास्य धारावाहिकों में "देख भाई देख" की एक ख़ास जगह थी। इस लेख में प्रस्तुत है समाज और साहित्य के घनिष्ट सम्बन्ध पर इस धारावाहिक में की गई टिप्पणी पर एक विश्लेषण।