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HISA 3003 Lecture 22: Resistance to Development

by OneClass1030418 , Spring 2016
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Department
History-South Asian History
Course Code
HISA 3003
Professor
Nabaparna Ghosh
Lecture
22

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Thursday, April 28, 2016
Day 22 –!Resistance to Development
HISA 3003
-Two Major Resistance Movements
India Against Corruption
-Recently new movement!
-Began in 2010!
Ecofeminism
-Merging of two movements!
1. To protect the environment and maintain the balance of ecology !
-Fighting against global warming!
2. Woman-led nature-conservation movement !
-Jayalalitha (1948-Present)
Became Chief Minister in the state of Tamil Nadu in 1991
-Used to be an actress in the Tamil Film Industry!
-Political party approached her to represent them in the elections because of her fame
through acting!
-Very pro-feminism !
Introduces Cradle Baby Scheme
-Attempted to end female infant deaths !
-Very popular scheme in Tamil Nadu !
-Supported heavily by the women !
30% Quota for Women in Government Offices
-Tamil Nadu’s people very happy with her progress in oce!
-The Wedding of Jayalalitha’s Son
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Thursday, April 28, 2016
Organized a wedding for her foster son
Entire city of Chennai was closed for this night for this wedding –!decked out
celebrations
People began to question where she got all of this money because salary of public ocials
was low !
-Income tax department questioned this and investigated this!
-Found that she owned islands in the Indian ocean along with Tea Estates!
-Charged her with disproportionate assets !
Found that she was corrupt!
-Took Bribes from foreign companies because she allowed them to sell their
products at lower prices !
-Color TV Scam
Allowed this Color TV Company to relax tax regulations in return for receiving bribes
-Government payed for these colored TVs distributed to people she bribed TVs to them
with. !
Women love her because she allows them to take oce by reserving seats. !
-Jailed as a result of this!
Protesters emerged because infuriated of this jailing !
Central government pressurized and released Jayalalitha !
-Mayawati (1956 - Present)
Chief Minister of Utter Pradesh
-Very good fundraiser !
-Very shrewd !
Woman, dalit woman, who came from low-caste family in Northern India
-Her rising, although she was a dalit and woman, called MIRACLE OF DEMOCRACY !
-People have called her rise similar to the rise of Obama !
Dalits very happy when she became Chief Minister because they felt that their
representation would increase !
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Thursday, April 28, 2016 Day 22 Resistance to Development HISA 3003 Two Major Resistance Movements India Against Corruption Recently new movement Began in 2010 Ecofeminism Merging of two movements 1. To protect the environment and maintain the balance of ecology Fighting against global warming 2. Womanled natureconservation movement Jayalalitha (1948Present) Became Chief Minister in the state of Tamil Nadu in 1991 Used to be an actress in the Tamil Film Industry Political party approached her to represent them in the elections because of her fame through acting Very profeminism Introduces Cradle Baby Scheme Attempted to end female infant deaths Very popular scheme in Tamil Nadu Supported heavily by the women 30 Quota for Women in Government Ofces Tamil Nadus people very happy with her progress in oce The Wedding of Jayalalithas Son 1
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