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Female Empowerments: Impact of Literacy in Jaipur District, Rajasthan

 
Malashri Lal (Author) Taisha Abraham (Author)
Synopsis "This book studies the impact of literacy programmes in rural communities of the Jaipur district of Rajasthan. In particular, the authors address the issues of female empowerment, human rights and dignity within a contextualised framework. Local responses to innovative literacy programmes launched by Lok Jumbish, Women's Development Project, Sandhan, Vishakha, State IDARA, IEC and other agencies are examined. The analysis also takes note of research conducted by the Institute of Development Studies. Further, Abraham and Lal give a useful account of culturally coded learning materials such as word-centered modules, numeracy units and primers. The detailed field interviews determine the impact of literacy in terms of attitude towards girl-child education, marriage age, dowry and sati. This subject is significant because Rajasthan has specially targeted the girl-child as a potential agent of change. The book is among the few of its kind that gives an integrated statement on the education/literacy conditions of a single district in India. Combining data and narrative it will appeal to several categories of readers."
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About the author

Taisha Abraham

Taisha Abraham teaches in the Department English at Jesus and Mary College, Delhi University. She has travelled widely and has taught in Universities in America and Europe. She has written books on Education, Feminism and Postcolonial theories. Abraham has inherited her love for cooking healthy food from her mother. She has incorporated nutritional food ideas from her travels around the world to innovatively develop her own organised and efficient cooking style.

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Bibliographic information

Title Female Empowerments: Impact of Literacy in Jaipur District, Rajasthan
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1995
Edition 1st. Ed.
Language: English
isbn 8124105790
length 178p., Tables; Figures.