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Opinion

Indian women are finally getting back to work

Modi can boast of gains in labor force participation and the newborn sex ratio

| India
Commuters wait to board a suburban train in Mumbai in August 2021: The tightening labor market is pulling more women into the workforce,   © Reuters

Rupa Subramanya is a distinguished fellow of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and co-author of "Indianomix: Making Sense of Modern India."

India was one of the first countries with an elected government led by a woman. Other women have led the nation's major political parties too. At the same time, females have been running top Indian companies and state governments, among other high-profile roles across the country.

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