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Empowerment of Rural Indian Women: Study of Uttarakhand

Zainab Rahman (Author)
Synopsis Women's empowerment is a comparitively new concept in the domain of women's development. It is being felt increasingly that women's subordination and exploitation is a result of their powerlessness in patriarchal society--hence the need for empowerment. Empowerment is a complex terms and may be measured in terms of women's freedom to shape their lives, their control over resources, their access to basic facilities, their level of political participation, their ability to take their own decisions and get them accepted by family and society and their ability to remove hindrances in their path to progress. This book provides valuable information about rural women of Uttarakhand regarding all the above mentioned criteria, on the basis of primary data collected by the author for her research project and secondary data collected from other research studies. Rural women of Uttarakhand are known for their courage, perseverance and hard work. They are active in socio-political movements and are striving to improve their lives. But they still face many problems and need more guidance and encouragement from government and non-government agencies to empower them selves. This book will be of use to scholars of sociology and social work as well as to planners and social activists.
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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 Empowerment of Rural Indian Women: Study of Uttarakhand
Author Zainab Rahman
Format Hardcover
Date published: 27.11.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8178356058
length 254p., Tables; Maps.