WELFARE AND EMPOWERMENT FOR WOMEN: THE INITIATIVES OF THE DMK DURING 1989-1991
The twentieth century Tamil Nadu witnessed several significant changes and development. A political party emerged from a social reform movement attracts scholars when it realizes its ideology of the movement through the system of political power. Though the party has its own ideology and principles, the working of the state should be confined to its constitutional limits. With its antique language and culture yielding to the historical necessity of connecting to rationalism, a political party was organized to mobilize the Tamils with other linguistic minorities in Madras State then. Along with the empowering of the Dravidians it well included the section of women significantly. To examine these issues, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam remains a relevant source of study. This paper explores the women empowerment initiatives and achievements in Tamil Nadu during the time of the government led by the DMK during 1989-1991. These years signified a solid base for women empowerment for the rest of times to come.
Women Empowerment, Women Welfare, Social Justice, Women Quota, Equality