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A Gendered Reading of the Anna Hazare Phenomenon

A Gendered Reading of the Anna Hazare Phenomenon

When Anna Hazare was detained by the Indian authorities to prevent him from protest-fasting against the government’s version of the Lok Pal Bill, he declared the beginning of India’s “second freedom struggle. His use of satyagraha, fasting-as-protest, and the adornment of the Gandhi cap are materially, discursively and performatively evocative of Gandhi’s freedom struggle.

Defying the Modus Operandi: Anna Hazare, Corruption and Politics in India

Defying the Modus Operandi: Anna Hazare, Corruption and Politics in India

Evoking the spirit of Mahatma Gandhi, Anna Hazare’s anti-graft campaign has personified a core national concern in India against endemic corruption and its consequences. However, the potency of the anti-corruption movement, although widely acknowledged and supported, has far from clear ramifications.

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