Women Of India

Author: Bharati Ray
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 076193409X
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Women Of India from the Author: Bharati Ray. The volumes of the Project on the History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization aim at discovering the main aspects of India`s heritage and present them in an interrelated way./-//-/ This volume offers insights into women’s lives in colonial and post-colonial India, fully cognizant of the complex interlinking of class, caste, ethnicity, religion, nation, state policy and gender./-//-/The essays in this volume explore the operation of power and the resistance to it, the space that was denied to the disadvantaged gender—women—and the space they created for themselves, and the history of the mutual roles of women and men in colonial and post-colonial India. Eminent scholars on women’s studies and reputed scientists, drawn from diverse disciplines and located in different parts of India, present themes that are crucial to the understanding and experience of gender in India.

Empowerment Of Women In India

Author: V. S. Ganesamurthy
Publisher: New Century Pubns
ISBN: 9788177081558
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Empowerment Of Women In India from the Author: V. S. Ganesamurthy. The extent of empowerment of women in a nation is largely determined by three factors, viz. economic, social and political identity. The Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-07) called for a three pronged strategy of social empowerment, economic empowerment and providing gender justice to create an enabling environment of positive, economic and social policies for women and eliminating all forms of discrimination against them and thus advance gender equality goals. The Government of India has initiated various schemes spread across a broader spectrum such as women's need for shelter, security, safety, legal aid, justice, information, maternal health, food, nutrition etc. as well as their need for economic sustenance through skill development, education, and access to credit and marketing. In order to address the phenomenon of domestic violence, which is widely prevalent but remains largely invisible in the public domain, the Protection from Domestic Violence Act, 2006 was enacted by the Parliament. The Act envisages that the Protection Officer would assist the victim of domestic violence to be secure from violence and help her to access shelter homes, health care and legal advice. For a holistic empowerment of the woman to happen - social, economic and political aspects impacting a woman's life must converge effectively. The multiple roles of women and the meagre ability to access resources and available assets are areas of concern. It is important to emphasise that women require adequate security and protection to be self-reliant.

Borders Boundaries

Author: Ritu Menon
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813525525
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Borders Boundaries from the Author: Ritu Menon. As an event of shattering consequence, the Partition of India remains significant today. While Partition sounds smooth on paper, the reality was horrific. More than eight million people migrated and one million died in the process. The forced migration, violence between Hindus and Muslims, and mass widowhood were unprecedented and well-documented. What was less obvious but equally real was that millions of people had to realign their identities, uncertain about who they thought they were. The rending of the social and emotional fabric that took place in 1947 is still far from mended. While there are plenty of official accounts of Partition, there are few social histories and no feminist histories. Borders and Boundaries changes that, providing first-hand accounts and memoirs, juxtaposed alongside official government accounts. The authors make women not only visible but central. They explore what country, nation, and religious identity meant for women, and they address the question of the nation-state and the gendering of citizenship. In the largest ever peace-time mass migration of people, violence against women became the norm. Thousands of women committed suicide or were done to death by their own kinsmen. Nearly 100,000 women were "abducted" during the migration. A young woman might have been separated from her family when a convoy was ambushed, abducted by people of another religion, forced to convert, and forced into marriage or cohabitation. After bearing a child, she would be offered the opportunity to return only if she left her child behind and if she could face shame in her natal community. These stories do not paint their subjects as victims. Theirs are the stories of battles over gender, the body, sexuality, and nationalism-stories of women fighting for identity.

Women In Modern India

Author: Geraldine Forbes
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521653770
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Women In Modern India from the Author: Geraldine Forbes. Through their own accounts, the author traces the history of Indian women from the nineteenth century under colonial rule to the twentieth century after Independence.

Changing Status And Role Of Women In Indian Society

Author: C. Chakrapani
Publisher: M.D. Publications Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN: 9788185880273
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Changing Status And Role Of Women In Indian Society from the Author: C. Chakrapani. The Multi-disciplinary and comprehensive collection of articles presented in this volume provides a valuable discussion on the status and role of the women in development of the society. Till recently, women were treated on a different pedestal, depriving them of their rights but reminding them of their duties. But with the changing times, the role of women has changed from child bearing and rearing to bread earner. This book brings under one cover the role of women in the changing society and their changing roles under the broad categories of Health, Education, Employment, Politics, Popular Movements and Development.

Women Of India

Author: Arun R. Kumbhare
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 144015600X
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Women Of India from the Author: Arun R. Kumbhare. A systematic presentation of the status of women of India throughout the long history of about 6000 years has been presented starting from the Vedic times to the post-independence period. A detailed description of the status of women during the Vedic times, which is rarely available in any of the existing literature, and in the following periods is very significant to the study of this subject. The author has discussed how the political and religious conditions over the periods have affected the conditions of women. The age-old evils, which had got firmly entrenched in the Indian society, such as the tradition of Sati, illiteracy, child marriages, and deplorable treatment of widows and so on, still persist and some new ones have joined the list. These are: bride burning, dowry, female feticide, domestic violence, to name a few. Short biographies of some outstanding women have been included to illustrate that in spite of adversities some women had achieved eminence. To the credit of the Indian Government, legislative measures have been taken to protect and improve the status of women after independence and just prior to it. These have been outlined. Unfortunately, these measures have not been able to achieve their intended results on account of wide spread corruption and lack of education and awareness among women, especially in the rural areas. A snapshot of the present conditions is given along with concluding remarks and recommendations for improvement. Improvement of the status of women is extremely improvement for India if it wishes to become a developed and progressive country and a world leader in culture and ideology.

Women S Equality In India

Author: Kovuru Devi
Publisher: Discovery Publishing House
ISBN: 9788171415632
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Women S Equality In India from the Author: Kovuru Devi. The book seeks to unravel the forces which have acted as an immense source of exploitation of women labour in India, particularly, in agricultural sector. The book based on an empirical study, relates to multifacet exploitation of women agricultural labourers. It is a comprehensive work on women workers and the problems of discrimination against them. Contents: Introduction, Status of Women in Indian Society, Status of Women, Women Labour, Status of Women Worker in Other Countries, Problems of Discrimination Against Woman Workers in Agriculture Sector, Conclusions and Suggestions.

Empowerment Of Women In India

Author: M.K. Rao
Publisher: Discovery Publishing House
ISBN: 9788171419838
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Empowerment Of Women In India from the Author: M.K. Rao. Contents: Gender Dimension in Economic Reform Programmes, Gender Related Issues of Urban Informal Labour Market, Gender Discrimination and Poverty, Women s Participation in Rural Non-Farm Employment, Factors Influencing the Participation of Females in RNFE, Women in Farm and Non-Farm Employment in Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu, Employment of Women in the Farm and Non-farm Sector in Goa, Women Enterprises in the Informal Sector in Punjab, Globalisation and Empowerment of Women, Need for Empowerment of Tribal Women, Endowment, Entitlement and Empowerment, Information Economy and Empowerment of Women, Views and Perceptions of DWCRA Beneficiaries, Empowerment of Women Through DWCRA Programme, Empowerment of Women, Welfare and Empowerment of Women in India, Conditions of Scheduled Caste Women in Social Sector, Strategies for Empowerment of Women in India, Problems of Girl Child Labour in India, Women Empowerment.

Women In India A Social And Cultural History 2 Volumes

Author: Sita Anantha Raman
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 031301440X
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Women In India A Social And Cultural History 2 Volumes from the Author: Sita Anantha Raman. Are Indian women powerful mother goddesses, or domestic handmaidens trailing behind men in literacy, wages, opportunities, and rights? Have they been agents of their own destinies, or voiceless victims of patriarchy? Behind these colorful over-simplifications lies the reality of many feminine personas belonging to various classes, ethnicities, religions, and castes. This two-volume set looks at Indian history from ancient to modern times, revealing precisely why ideas of gender rights were not static across eras or regions. Raman's work is a reflection on the various ways in which women in a non-Western culture have developed and expressed their own feminist agenda. Are Indian women powerful mother goddesses, or domestic handmaidens trailing behind men in literacy, wages, opportunities, and rights? Have they been agents of their own destinies, or voiceless victims of patriarchy? Behind these coloful over-simplifications lies the reality of many feminine personas belonging to various classes, ethnicities, religions, and castes. This two-volume set looks at Indian history from ancient to modern times, revealing precisely why ideas of gender rights were not static across eras or regions. Raman's work is a reflection on the various ways in which women in a non-western culture have developed and expressed their own feminist agenda. Individual chapters highlight the enduring legacies of many important male and female figures, illustrating how each played a key role in modifying the substance of women's lives. Political movements are examined as well, such as the nationalist reform movement of 1947 in which the ideal of Indian womanhood became central to the nation and the push for independence. Also included is a survey of women in contemporary India and the role they played in the resurgence of militant Hindu nationalism. Aside from being an engaging and readable narrative of Indian history, this set integrates women's issues, roles, and achievements into the general study of the times, providing a clear presentation of the social, cultural, religious, political, and economic realities that have helped shape the identity of Indian women.