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Bobby Krivitsky CRS 325 Sally Spalding September 14, 2011 Contextual Analysis Assignment 1. What is the context for this text? The historical context of Indira Gandhi’s “What Educated Women Can Do” speech is November 23, 1974. This is a time where India was just beginning to rise and to grow. As a result of being steadfast in its ways and refusal to abandon traditions that now hindered the country, India became a nation plagued with famine, illness, and poverty. That is why; Indira Gandhi attends the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the Indraprastha College for Women and preaches the message of adapting. Gandhi speaks passionately about the women of India being able to build strong homes that will ultimately culminate in the building of a strong nation. To do so, it starts with the women, who must be able to build strong homes, referring to both material goods and necessities and in a loving sense. The women of India must also be able to further their education, to press on, and to find a more prominent role in society. Gandhi preaches that India will only go so far if the
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