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Gender Issues in India: Some Reflections

Anil Dutta Mishra (Author) Sushma Yadav (Author)
Synopsis Twentieth century has brought a great change in the lives of women all over the world influencing their attitudes, values, aspirations, ways of feeling, standards of behaviour and actions for effective participation in all walks of life. Women's quest for equality and emancipation has become global phenomenon. Yet, gender gap is not diminished and more complex types of problems are arising out of application of modern and sophisticated technology in all fields. A large number of gender issues continue to determine the nature and shape of our society like most traditional societies where women do not/can not enjoy an average quality of life equal to that of men in terms of life expectancy, health, morality, access to education, access to employment, access to lawful freedoms, and the meaningful exercise of civil and political rights. There has been a tremendous concern reflected in the number off studies on the construction and representation of Gender roles and gender identities in South Asia. The essays in this volume make a unique attempt to investigate into gender dynamics in India with particular attention to the intersection of gender, law, society, religion, culture, economy and democratic polity. There is an effort in these essays to move beyond a mere focus on gender issues to explore solutions that would lead to harmony – social, national and global. Analysing the gender issues from various perspectives in the Indian context, the volume provides a fresh perspective on the sensitive and delicate yet the most topical and relevant social issues. It is bound to attract a wide readership among those concerned with Anthropology, Sociology, Social Theory, Human Development, Development Studies, Political Science, Social Movements and Gender Studies.
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About the authors

Anil Dutta Mishra

Dr. Anil Dutta Mishra started his career as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Non violence and Peace Studies, Jain Vishva Bharati Institutes (Deemed University), Ladnun, Rajasthan. His area of specialization includes Indian Government and Politics, Grass root Politics, Women's Studies, Ecology and Human Rights. He has been connected with a number of national and international organizations in various capacities like-Associate Secretary of Indian Society of Gandhian Studies, Ganeral Secretary of Alliance for Sarvodaya, Secretary General of Human Development Foundation, and Member Board of Studies, Punjab University, Chandigarh. He has authored / edited 12 books and published a number of research papers in leading professional journals. His earlier books Problems and Prospects of Working Women in Urban India (1994); Fundamentals of Gandhism (1995); Gandhian Approach to Contemporary Problems (1996); Decentralised Planning in India: A Study of Objectives and Operational Framework (1999); Gender perspectives: Participation, Empowerment and Development (1999); Perspectives on Human Rights (2002); Rediscovering Gandhi (2002); Gender Violence in India (2002); Challenges of Twenty First Century and Gandhian Alternative (2003) and India and Canada: Past, Present and Future (2003) were well received and widely acclaimed. Presently he is working on Gandhian Experiments in India.

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Sushma Yadav

Dr. Sushma Yadav is a Reader in Political Science at Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, University of Delhi, Delhi. She has had a brilliant academic career and participated in an presented papers at a number of national and international conferences. She is the author / editor of about nine books. Her major publications include Political Culture in Post-Independent India (1989), Issues in Indian Politics (1994), Culture and Politics (1998), Indian State: Origin & Development (2000), Gender Violence in India (2002), etc. and has published more than two dozen articles and research papers in various journals. She is actively associated with a number of professional organizations / institutions in various capacities. Presently, she is working on Gender & Human Rights.

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Bibliographic information

Title Gender Issues in India: Some Reflections
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Radha Publications
Language: English
isbn 9788174872944
length xiv+217p., Tables; References; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.