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Women In India

Laayak | Jan 10, 1985

Women in India share many of the problems that face their counterparts in the U.S., such as sexual harassment,
lower wages, political exclusion, and physical violence which, at its worst, culminates in rape and even brideburning. In addition, however, most Indian women, and in fact many women all over the Third World, carry the double burden of humiliating poverty and debilitating illiteracy.

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