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Jawaharlal Nehru and the Hindu Code: A Victory of Symbol over Substance?

Reba Soma1

a1 Nehru Memorial Museum Library

If to Gandhi goes the credit of having drawn out Indian women from their cloistered protected environment to join the national movement for freedom, to Jawaharlal Nehru surely goes the credit for having recognized the need formally to grant equality between the sexes and to enshrine it in the Fundamental Rights drawn up at the Karachi Congress of 1931.