Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Philosophy and Public Affairs
© 2016 Namrata Mohan
The Gulabi Gang is a feminist vigilante based in northern India. They are known as a group that uses physical violence to fight systems of oppressive power. The idea of a Gulabi Gang vigilante, interacting with the people and the state will be discussed, while incorporating John Locke’s social contract theory into the argument as a way to critique vigilantism, or as a basis of critique to then argue why the Gulabi Gang’s vigilantism is necessary. After both sides of argument are weighed, possible solutions of how the Gulabi Gang can better their organization will be discussed in the concluding chapter.
Mohan, Namrata, "Sari Not Sorry: A Discussion on Whether or Not Gulabi Gang's Feminist Vigilantism is Necessary in a Welfare State" (2016). Scripps Senior Theses. 857.