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Indian Women: Present Status and Future Prospects

Romila Pruthi (Editor) Raj Kumar Pruthi (Editor) Rameshwari Devi (Editor)
Synopsis Social structures, cultural norms and value systems have great bearing on social expectations regarding the behaviour of Indian women and determine their roles and position in society. The systems, descent, family and kinship, marriage, religious traditions, education provide the ideology and moral basis for women's notions about their rights and duties. Urbanisation, industrialisation, modernisation and economic aspects such as occupation, education and income level are the variables that influence the fertility of women. The women's experiences, aspirations and range of options must play a central role as all these factors have impact on family planning, family size, population pattern and population policy. In this book an attempt has been made to understand the present status of Indian women through the ages and to analyse the various reforms and programmes for women's welfare and development. These have played decisive role in providing equal status and opportunity and freedom from exploitation and oppression to Indian women. This book with its comprehensive coverage of the topic, is a must for teachers and researchers in sociology, and women's development studies. It will also be of great interest to women's associations, social welfare agencies, policy makers and other administrative bodies concerned with women's development.
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About the authors

Romila Pruthi

Romila Purthi obtained her M.A. degree from the University of Delhi. A seasoned-teacher and keen researcher, she is actively engaged with women’s organizations and historical societies. She has profusely written on various issues concerning the Indian Women

Raj Kumar Pruthi

Raj kumar Pruthi, b. 1939, post-graduated from Punjab University Dr. Rajkumar has obtained the doctoral degree from Kurukshetra University on “Annie Besant” being the first research work on the subject. Also obtained degree in Law and Education from Delhi and Kurukshetra Universities respectively. Beginning his career in the Engineering branch of the Indian Navy and Naval Aviation, Dr. Rajkumar earned two War Medal’s during this period from Goa Operation and Pakistan War. He then joined Kurukshetra University to start his academic career that culminated with his joining Indian Council for Historical Research as Deputy Director (Research). Through his many prestigious research publications, and presentations in International seminars and conferences, he has earned the reputation of being one of the greatest authorities on the personality, thought and many sided contributions of Annie Besant. His researches on the Role of Indian Revolutionaries in the Freedom Struggle are remarkable for the freshness and frankness. Delivered Dr. Annie Besant’s Memorial lectures to B.H.U., Varanasi 1993 and Sir William Mayor’s lectures 1994 to Madras University. He is a member of Board of Studies of number of Universities.

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Rameshwari Devi

Rameshwari Devi is a social worker and is connected with many women’s organizations. She has extensively traveled in India and Nepal for her social work and rural development. She is running a school for the rural poor. She has many books to her credit.

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Bibliographic information

Title Indian Women: Present Status and Future Prospects
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8175941138
length viii+295p., Tables; Index; 22cm.