Overview for Women and Social Revolution
This book covers a wide range of topics covering the field of feminism, its history, the problems faced by activists and how they overcame them. It also outlines the stirrings among women that led them to come forward and demand equality and parity in all spheres of human activity and also a place side by side with their male counterparts and not behind them. The chapters have been chosen with care and display the utility of the book. The range of topics speak for themselves. The book will be most useful for teachers, students and researchers in women's studies and also all those interested in the sociological aspects of how they struggled and fought for 'a place in the sun'.
Padma Iyer (Author)
Dr. Padma Iyer holds masterâ€™s degrees in Sociology and Political Science from Pune University and a doctorate from the university of Bombay, Mumbai. She has taught Sociology for more than thirty years at both college and university levels. She has completed a number of research projects funded by the university Grants Commission (UGC) and the Indian Council of Social science research (ICSSR). She has presented papers at several national and international seminars and also works as a social activist for the welfare and protection of womenâ€™s human rights. He major fields of interest and research are womenâ€™s empowerment and human rights. She is presently Assistant Director at the Society for development and Upliftment of Women (SDUW), a non-governmental organising (NGO) based in Mumbai for the welfare of women.