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Role of Women in Panchayati Raj

S. Nagendra Ambedkar (Author) Shilaja Nagendra (Author)
Synopsis Empowerment of women is critical to the socio-economic progress of the community and bringing women to the mainstream of national development has been a major concern of the government. The seventy-third Constutional Amendment was effected in the hope that it would lead to better governance and provide political space to the disadvantaged sections of society like SCs, STs and women. The presence of women in large numbers in Panchayati Raj Institutions will not only make the them more efficient, honest, disciplined and more responsible. The book tries to analyze the views and perceptions of the women Panchayati Raj members on various issues pertaining to the Panchayati Raj Institutions. The book will be useful for the policy makers, administrators, scholars and students of Political Science, Public Administration, Sociology, Women Studies and Rural Development and all those connected with the Panchayati Raj System in the Country.
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About the authors

S. Nagendra Ambedkar

S. Nagendra Ambedkar obtained M.A. and M.Phil degree in Political Science from the University of Hyderabad and a doctorate in political science from Osmania University, Hyderabad. Presently he is working as Director, Regional Centre of Vardhaman Mahaveer Open University at Ajmer, Rajasthan. He has contributed about 20 research articles on Panchayati Raj and State Government and political in the Journals of National and International repute. His published books include (i) Political Elite, (ii) Integrated Rural Development Programme: Implementation Process, and (iii) New Panchayati Raj at Work.

Shilaja Nagendra

Shilaja Nagendra did her M.A. in Sociology from Osmania University, Hyderabad and Ph.D. from Devi Ahilya Viswa Vidhyalaya, Indore. Dr. Shilaja has been a member of Board of Studies (Sociology) of M.D.S. University, Ajmer. At present she is a senior scale lecturer in Government Dungar College, Bikaner. She has authored a book titled Rural Housing (2000).

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Bibliographic information

Title Role of Women in Panchayati Raj
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher ABD Publishers
Language: English
isbn 8183760511
length viii+288p., Tables; Notes; Reference; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.