The Bhagavat Geeta propounds that ' Karma Marga', 'Jnana Marga' and ' Bhakti Marga' are the three established ways of attaining the final goal of salvation or 'Moksha'. Around the 10th Century there arose in the southern part of India, an indigenous protest movement called 'The Bhakti Movement' which advocated the 'Bhakti Marga' with intense fervour. In course of time this movement took root and spread throughout India, and gave birth to some revolutionary sects whose numbers swelled as they became established. These sects, while adhering to basic tenets of Hinduism, departed radically regarding some features of Hinduism.
Feminism in India
Women's’ Movements in India: Forms and Main National Organisations
After the Indo-Chinese border conflict ended in , access to the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, a region encompassing eight different districts in the Himalayas, was greatly expanded. The money for this expansion, including highway building, generally came from logging companies that wanted access to the vast timber forests in this area of the country. Poor forest management led to increased erosion, depleted water resources, lower agricultural yields and greater flooding. Additionally, most government policy prevented residents from accessing these valuable resources and managing them for themselves as they had done for generations before.
India – women’s rights
Women's empowerment or female empowerment is the process of empowering women. Women's empowerment has become a significant topic of discussion in development and economics. Economic empowerment allows women to control and benefit from resources, assets , and income. It also aids the ability to manage risk and improve women's well-being. Nations, businesses, communities and groups may benefit from the implementation of programs and policies that adopt the notion of female empowerment.
Their subordinate position is exploited by those in power who carry out their attacks with impunity. In Laxmanpur-Bathe, Bihar, women were raped and mutilated before being massacred by members of the Ranvir Sena in ; in Bihar and Tamil Nadu, women have been beaten, arrested, and sometimes tortured during violent search and raid operations on Dalit villages in recent years. Like other Indian women whose relatives are sought by the police, Dalit women have also been arrested and raped in custody as a means of punishing their male relatives who are hiding from the police. As very young women, they are forced into prostitution in temples under the devadasi system.