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A remote corner of India boasts one of the world’s brightest examples of a women-led society

Created more than 400 years ago in the city of Imphal, the Ima Keithel (or “mother’s market”) hosts more than 10,000 businesswomen who hold an unprecedented role in local society, acquired through hundreds of years of social activism and spectacular mobilisations.

Throughout their history, the “mothers” have defeated British colonialists...
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