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Women and Society

Zainab Rahman (Author)
Synopsis Women’s issues have gained international importance in the last few decades as it becoming increasingly clear that inspite of being granted legal and theoretical equality in most modern societies .women suffer discrimination, exploitation and subjugation all over the world. Gender justice is a dream which remains unfulfilled. Women inspite of doing more than men, the world over, are paid much less and down still lesser than men. This book brings out the status of women all over the world in general and in India, in particular, in all important areas of human life, like health, education, employment, politics, religion, cultural institutions like marriage and development. It explains the theories of feminism, women’s studies and reasons for subordination of women. It is a useful reference book for students of women’s studies in particular and social sciences in general. Since it deals with burning contemporary issues like women’s empowerment, crime against women, women’s role in environmental issues and treatment of women in different religions, it will prove interesting and informative for social activists and laymen too. It has a separate chapter on women of uttaranchal.
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About the author

Zainab Rahman

Mrs. Zainab Rahman Is a successful housewife and academician. She is at present Reader and Head of the Department of Sociology at MKPPG College for Girls, Dehradun. She has multifarious interests which range from academic interest in fields of women’s studies and social change to interest in public speaking, reading fiction, painting, dramatics and needle work. She is a life member of many Professional Associations like ISS, UP Sociological Council and ISSA and Attends National Seminars Frequently. She has presented many papers at Seminars and Conferences and her articles have been published in books and magazines. She is an active member of LSWA, an association of ONGC officers’ wives and is involved in its cultural activities and social work. She have traveled extensively in India and abroad. She has lived for some years in Algeria where her husband was working in the 80s. They are now settled in Dehradun.

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Bibliographic information

Title Women and Society
Author Zainab Rahman
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8178354314
length 286p., References; Bibliography; Index; 23cm