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Gender Disparity in India

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Radical ideologies, revolutionary movements, political upheavals, legal frameworks and many such initiatives have been taken up to prove a Woman’s Equality, and uplift her status all over the world. Though the voices raised are loud and heard; but the moot question is whether the word ‘Feminism,’ in its true sense, has been understood and implemented in the ‘still very much’ patriarchal society of today. The undercurrent answer to this question is echoed and retorted in this book on Gender studies.

Elaborating on the Indian woman, this book comments on the condition of women, from ancient India to the modern day India—her transforming status; the laws devised to protect her; social taboos surmounting her; and the changing social patterns that are being brought to nullify the gender differences—be it at home, within an office and within the society.

The book begins with a feminist approach to politics, movements led by the feminists, their treatment in literature, autobiographies, their contribution towards economic sectors, their health, education, e-governance, and role towards environment.

A dedicated chapter elaborates on women in Tagore’s work, with original text excerpts in Bengali and their literal translations. The final chapter deals with Indian women and their tryst with crime day in and out; the unchanged age-old laws which are in need of serious review; and the role of media and society in providing them the due accreditation of ‘being someone’.

The book is intended for the students of Gender Studies, Political Science, English, Sociology, and Media Studies.

About the Author

SIULI SARKAR (PhD) is Reader and Head, Department of Political Science, Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata. She has published/presented many articles and papers in reputed national journals/conferences and authored two books. Dr. Siuli Sarkar specializes in areas such as Local Self Government and Politics, Public Administration in India, and Politics of the Underprivileged.



Table of Contents:
Preface 1. FEMINIST APPROACH TO POLITICS 2. PARTICIPATION OF WOMEN IN MOVEMENTS: INDIA NOW AND THEN 3. WOMEN’S PARTICIPATION IN POLITICS: THE CASE OF INDIAN LOCAL SELF GOVERNMENT 4. WOMEN AND LITERATURE: SOME FEMALE WRITERS AND FEMALE CHARACTERS IN BENGALI LITERATURE 5. WOMAN IN THE HANDS OF MAN: TAGORE’S TEN FEMALE CHARACTERS 6. DIARIES AND MEMOIRS: AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF RASSUNDARI DASI 7. FEMALES IN THE ECONOMIC SECTORS: HAWKERS, LABOURERS, ENTREPRENEURS 8. FEMALE EDUCATION IN INDIA IN THE 21ST CENTURY CONTINUITY AND CHANGE 9. GENDER DISPARITIES IN HEALTH: AN INDIAN SCENARIO 10. E-GOVERNANCE IN INDIA EXPLICIT GENDER GAPS 11. ENVIRONMENT AND INDIAN WOMEN 12. WOMEN—CRIME, LAW, MEDIA, SOCIETY Index


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9788120352513
  • Publisher: PHI
  • Binding: Paperback
  • No of Pages: 356
  • Width: 178 mm
  • ISBN-10: 8120352513
  • Publisher Date: June,2016
  • Height: 235 mm
  • Weight: 580 gr


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