“False consciousness” is a concept derived from classical Marxist theory. It refers to the systematic misrepresentation of class relations in the consciousness of subordinate classes. In other words, the oppressed classes suffer from false consciousness in that, because of the structures they evolve in, they are not aware of exploitation and domination that structure embodies. According to that perspective, the oppressed believe that social order in which they are subordinate is just and natural
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LUCKNOW: M R Syeda Hameed's report on the status of Muslim women in India, entitled ``Voice of the Voiceless'', is a bold initiative, documentating in no uncertain terms the double disadvantage of being women and Muslim in India. As member of the National Commission for Women, Dr Hameed conducted public hearings from Kerala to Kashmir, Calcutta to Surat. Everywhere, it was the same story, as women spoke of community objections to sending girls to school after puberty, the dangling threat of triple