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Women in Development: Challenges and Achievements

S. Vijaya Kumar (Editor) V. Narayana Reddy (Editor) B. Nalini (Editor)
Synopsis The edited book is a comprehensive and analytical account of the progress made with particular reference to the women in developing India. It mainly focuses on five important issues: Empowerment and Development; Participation and Development; Employment and Development; Health, Education and Development. With issue based thematic discussions, all the paper writers have contributed socially significant works. It is one of the significant additions to the social science research and could be much useful to the activists, social workers and those interested in social science research focusing on women in India.
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About the authors

S. Vijaya Kumar

S. Vijaya Kumar, M.A., Ph. D. is working as a fellow in the RBI Chair at Council for Social Development, Southern Regional Office, Hyderabad, India, Being a trained Anthropologist, in his 16 years of service, executed several micro and macro level research studies on Poverty, Gender, Social Security Aging and so on and most of his studies were sponsored by World Bank, UNDP, ICSSR and Govt. of India. To his credit, he has Four Books and more than 50 papers in the National and International journals. He is the chief Editor of Indian Journal of Social Development published from New Delhi. He is currently engaged in the work of the Second National Commission on Women, Government of India.

V. Narayana Reddy

V. Narayana Reddy, Ph.D. is Associate Fellow in Department of Anthropology, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati. Being specialized in Anthropology of Religion he has contributed good number of research papers in National and International Journals on this specialized subject. His main research interest focused on issues related to Sacred Complex and Culture, Social Gerontology, and theories in anthropology. He co-edited a book on people’s empowerment. In his academic career he has executed four policy-linked major research projects focused on community development, which are supported by UNDP, ISRO, UGC and Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

B. Nalini

B. Nalini, Ph.D. is professor in the Department of Sociology, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai. In her academic career she has authored three books and published several articles in National and International journals. Her main research interest is concentrated on sociology of Health, Gerontology and Gender Studies. She has executed a number of policy top aging and health sponsored by UGC and the Ministry of Environment and Forests.

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Bibliographic information

Title Women in Development: Challenges and Achievements
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8186771875
length xxii+345p., Tables; References; 23cm.