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  • Indira Gandhi Influence

    Indira Gandhi was a prominent stateswoman, a key player in the Indian National Congress Party, and the first and only female Prime Minister of India. She was Prime Minister Jawaharal Nehru’s only child, born on November 19, 1917 (Wolpert). At twelve, she became involved in politics by protesting the British Raj. It was during this time that Indira met future husband, Feroze Gandhi (Dommermuth-Costa 33). Later, as her father grew older, Indira Gandhi stepped in as his personal assistant. (Dommermuth-Costa 68). Due to her father 's influence, Indira grew increasingly politically powerful, becoming President of the National Congress Party (NCP) (Dommermuth-Costa 73). Due to her wise economic and political decisions in this position (Dommermuth-Costa 79), she was elected Minister of Information and Broadcasting. (Dommermuth-Costa 87). Indira Gandhi was chosen by Parliament as Emergency Prime Minister in 1966 (Guha 405). Shortly after, she established India’s second victory over Pakistan in the Bangladesh War. From that point forward she was greatly admired by her people (Wolpert). However, her political success did not last more than a few years. During Mrs. Gandhi’s third term as Prime Minister, Jarnail Bhindranwale began to campaign for Sikh independence in Punjab using terrorist methods (Mayo). To combat this, Indira Gandhi ordered Operation Bluestar, an attack against Bhindranwale’s stronghold (Tully). The attack destroyed many sacred Sikh artifacts, which greatly angered…

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  • Sikhism In South Asia

    variant of Islam), and Sikhism. India’s ability to adapt to change and absorb a plethora of internal and external groups made it one of the most unique countries in the world (Middle, 2010). Indian’s people have acquired knowledge from other cultural traditions, but at the same time they have also influenced other cultures. For example, Sikhism as well as Islam has played an important role in the formation of Indian cultural tradition. Moreover, both religions share some beliefs. For example,…

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  • Sikhism Ethical Issues

    This deficit of women has resulted in a bride trafficking practice where women from villages are bought and sometimes kidnapped to be sold as brides to men. In regions like Punjab, the sex ratio is so skewed towards men that wives are often shared between brothers or cousins. In 1994, the Indian government implemented Prenatal Diagnostic Techniques Act, which only allows pre-conception tests to identify a deformity in the fetus. Although this law still continues to be broken, women’s rights…

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