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Widows in India

 
L. Thara Bhai (Author)
Synopsis Women form half of the population of the world and share one per cent of the resources. In India Women are born to suffer till their death. The sufferings of women are doubled if they happen to be widows in the Indian soil. A woman is surrounded by the culture that seldom she can come out from this. Though social change is very fast due to the growing globalization few areas remain unchanged and one of the areas where the change is very slow is the marriage and related customs. Society is not positive even today for widow remarriage. Setting apart the laws societal norms are strong here that a widow has to die as a widow whatever her age and surroundings be. The widows in India are one of the categories of women who are not given importance by Women's Studies' Scientists and Sociologists. The book Widows in India fills this gap through this study. This study, which is conducted in Tamil Nadu, highlights the living conditions of widows of all age and income groups. The book gives several case studies, which is an eye-opener for academicians and all who are interested in women's welfare especially that of widows.
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L. Thara Bhai

Dr. L. Thara Bhai currently Coordinator, School of Social Sciences, Head the Department of Sociology, Madurai Kamaraj University secured her M.A. in Sociology in 1972 and Ph.D. in 1976 from the University of Kerala. She has 32 years of research experience and 30 years of teaching experience. She did her postdoctoral work in the area of Women in New Professions at the University of Auburn, Alabama in 1989-90. She is an internationally reputed scholar in the field of Sociology and Women's Studies. She was the Visiting Professor to the University of Helsinki in 1996. She is the member of National and International Sociological associations. She was in the Editorial Board of the Journal of Contemporary Religion. She is the convener of the Research Committee on Religion and Society of Indian Sociological Society. Dr. Thara Bhai has to her credit five books and more than 35 articles in both international and national journals. He recognition of Dr. L. Thara Bhai's outstanding work in the area of Social Change and Women's Empowerment the Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology has conferred her with the Tamil Nadu Scientist Award in the field of Social Sciences for the year 2003. She had visited several foreign countries. At present she is involved in research activities in the areas like Women's Studies, Social Change and Development, Rural Development, Social Gerontology.

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Bibliographic information

Title Widows in India
Author L. Thara Bhai
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8176464023, 9788176464024
length x+141p., Tables; Appendices; Bibliography; Index; 22cm.