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Facets of Women's Development

Rameshwari Pandya (Editor) Anuradha Mathu (Editor)
Synopsis "Facets of Women's Development", though a new concept in India but has its deep roots in history and development of women in India which has been its dawn in pre-historic India in the 'Vedas' and 'Puranshad', and is coming to the twentieth and twenty first century women of India - Kiran Bedi, Indira Gandhi, Kalpana Chawla and the Countless beauties of the World. The history and development of women in India has gone through paradigm shifts of 'Women and Welfare' approach to 'Women and Equality', to Women and Development to 'Empowerment'. The world 'Empowerment' though a keyword to day for judging women’s status in changing India, there is still lot of scope and work for improvement in this direction. It is with the brief background and concern that the authors feel that there is great need for having a book of this kind. This book would help all students of Undergraduate and Post-graduate studies as ready reference for several perspectives on women's issues-Status of Women; Gender and Women; Women and Health; Women in Media; Women and Law; Women and Environment, and so on this book would also help the teachers of the two very important course: Women in Changing India; Gender and Development. Overall, this book would go a long way in helping policy makers, in the UGC, the women activities and NGO's working for and with women as it focuses on specific aspects of gender and development. This also takes care of current needs and problems of women in India. The book is very informative useful and stimulating. It provides comprehensive synthesis of major problems and issues related to women and development. Each chapter has a variety of references which can be used for further information on various topics related to women and more in-depth reading for variety of viewpoints. This book is ideal fro those people who are genuinely interested in gender issues and women studies, such as students, teachers, social scientists and researchers scholars. Gender and Development is a topic of perennial interest and importance. In a country of India's size and population, these topics acquire greater significance.
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About the authors

Rameshwari Pandya

Dr. Rameshwari Pandya did her B.Sc. and B.Ed. from Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi and secured her M.Sc., M.ed. and Ph.D. degrees from the Mahaeaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat. She is the recipient of Shrinati Leela Ben Shah Gold Medal for her academic excellence. She is a senior faulty member in the Faculty of Family and Community Sciences at the Maharaja Sayajiro Univeristy of Baroda. She is in-charge of Pragati, the urban extension wing of the Faculty. She is a member of the Board of Studies, the Senate, and Syndicate of the University. Dr. Panday has published 10 books and 100 research papers in professional journals of repute. She has successfully completed several projects including one major project titled Promotion of Communal Harmony funded by Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi. She has attended and organized a number of workshops, seminars, conferences and short-term courses at the state, national and international levels.

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Anuradha Mathu

Dr. Anuradha Mathu, has got Ph.D. in Education and Extension form the faculty of Home Science. The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. She got ICSSR (Indian Council of Social Science Research) Fellowship under the special category of women’s studies. She was the co-ordinator for Rural Extension Programme of the Department for eight years. She has organized several programmes at local level specially for women and children. She is also co-authoring two books and has contributed several articles of academic interest in national level journals. She has co-directed National level U.G.C. funded seminar and minor research project. She has guided M.Sc. in the area of Women’s studies. She has participated in several national and state level seminars.

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Bibliographic information

Title Facets of Women's Development
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8178354594
length 302p., Tables; Figures; References; Index; 23cm.