Nirbhaya Movement

India’s Awakening: The Nirbhaya Movement’s (2012) Impact

This entry is part 16 of 16 in the series Communication and Social Change

Nirbhaya Movement: Introduction On the night of December 16, 2012, Jyoti Singh, a 23-year-old medical student, was brutally beaten and gang-raped on a moving bus in Munirka, a neighborhood in South Delhi. The crime sparked global outrage, with many expressing disgust, shame, and horror at the incident.  In accordance with Indian rape laws, the victim’s name cannot be used in […]

India’s Awakening: The Nirbhaya Movement’s (2012) Impact Read More »

India Against Corruption Movement

India Against Corruption Movement (2011) and Lokpal Act (2013)

This entry is part 15 of 16 in the series Communication and Social Change

India Against Corruption Movement (2011) In 1991, India opened up its economy by reducing restrictions on market forces and cutting taxes. Before this, the government had implemented a control regime known as “licence-quota-permit-raj,”  which led to a corrupt relationship between corporate actors and contractors on one hand, and bureaucrats and politicians on the other. Excessive

India Against Corruption Movement (2011) and Lokpal Act (2013) Read More »

Right to Information Act

Right to Information Act (RTI) 2005

This entry is part 14 of 16 in the series Communication and Social Change

Right to Information Act (RTI) 2005 Origin The Right to Information Act in India is a testament to the pursuit of transparency and accountability in governance. Its roots date back to India’s independence, when the Constitution recognized citizen access to information. Concrete steps were taken in the late 20th century to institutionalize this right. Before

Right to Information Act (RTI) 2005 Read More »

Narmada Bachao Andolan

Narmada Bachao Andolan 1985

This entry is part 13 of 16 in the series Communication and Social Change

Introduction The Narmada Bachao Andolan was a ray of hope and strength for the people affected by the construction of large dams along the Narmada River. The movement started in 1985 and represented the struggle of more than 250,000 people facing displacement due to the dam projects.  The movement was initially called Narmada Dharangrast Samiti.

Narmada Bachao Andolan 1985 Read More »

Mandal Commission Report

Mandal Commission Report and Caste-Based Reservation in India 1990

This entry is part 12 of 16 in the series Communication and Social Change

Mandal Commission Report During the period of 1980–2000, India experienced significant socio-political and economic shifts. The 1980s marked a turning point with the rise of regional parties challenging the dominance of the Congress Party. Economic stagnation and political instability characterized much of this decade. However, in 1991, under Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao, India

Mandal Commission Report and Caste-Based Reservation in India 1990 Read More »

Dalit Panther Movement

Dalit Panther Movement 1972

This entry is part 11 of 16 in the series Communication and Social Change

Caste Movements: Dalit Panther Movement 1972 The social movements in India go beyond demonstrations; they represent a nation’s demand for progress, equality, and justice. The social movement in India is a significant part of the country’s rich history. The following is a list of some of India’s most well-known social movements and their effects on

Dalit Panther Movement 1972 Read More »

Chipko Movement

Chipko Movement 1973

This entry is part 10 of 16 in the series Communication and Social Change

Environmental Movements: Chipko Movement The social movements in India are more than just demonstrations; they represent a nation demanding progress, equality, and justice. Every social movement in India has added to the country’s rich history. The following is a list of some of India’s most well-known social movements and their effects on societal advancement and

Chipko Movement 1973 Read More »

Land Reform Movement

Land Reform Movement in India

This entry is part 9 of 16 in the series Communication and Social Change

Land Reform Movement The social movements in India are more than just demonstrations; they represent a nation demanding progress, equality, and justice. Every social movement in India has contributed to the dynamic narrative of the nation’s history. A few of India’s most prominent social movements and their impact on cultural change and societal progress are

Land Reform Movement in India Read More »

Quit India Movement

Quit India Movement 1942

This entry is part 8 of 16 in the series Communication and Social Change

Introduction to the Quit India Movement The Quit India Movement, also known as the August Movement, was a critical phase in the Indian struggle for independence from British rule. Initiated in August 1942 under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi and the Indian National Congress, this movement marked a decisive turn towards India’s ultimate liberation in

Quit India Movement 1942 Read More »

Civil Disobedience Movement

Civil Disobedience Movement 1930

This entry is part 7 of 16 in the series Communication and Social Change

Civil Disobedience Movement The second large-scale movement was the Civil Disobedience Movement (1930–1934), which the Indian National Congress organized under Mahatma Gandhi’s leadership. Gandhi’s abrupt withdrawal from the Non-Cooperation Movement after the Chauri-Chauri incident of February 1922 demoralized many Congress leaders. It led to a sharp decline in the national movement. Gandhi decided to start

Civil Disobedience Movement 1930 Read More »

Scroll to Top