Feminism and online politics in India: Precarious solidarities, promising opportunities

Project ONLINERPOL hosted Prof. Dr. Usha Raman, a media and communication scholar from the University of Hyderabad, to share her insights about how the digital has mediated feminist politics in India within the past decade. This period has seen not only feminist mobilization but also the emergence of a more nuanced, multi-faceted discourse around gender politics, catalyzed by hashtag-amplified movements such as #MeTooIndia and #LoSHA. Prof Raman explained how they point to a certain extended moment in Indian feminism, which not only used digital media to gather and expand a collective feminist consciousness, but also made visible a number of ruptures in the Indian women’s movement. During her visit, project team members and LMU students had an exciting time discussing digital activism.

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ForDigitalDignity Project ONLINERPOL
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology
Oettingenstrasse 67
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ONLINERPOL@ethnologie.lmu.de

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