"A purdah mentality still dogs Indian society," writes Mira Kamdar. "A woman who can be seen is seen as a woman available for violation."
Corruption, agricultural woes and nuclear power will continue to roil India's body politic in the year ahead, according to Mira Kamdar.
Will the Gandhian activist succeed in creating a politically engaged middle class?
Associate Fellow Mira Kamdar talks about GMO foods in India with WNYC's Leonard Lopate.
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