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Empowering Rural Women

Sujit Kumar Dutta (Author) Dilip Kumar Ghosh (Author)
Synopsis The complexity of the problem of women empowerment process itself requires both macro and micro considerations, and it is difficult to pass a judgment on its success by using a single or just a few selected criteria. The major discussion of empowerment process pertains mainly to the profile of women workforce, status of female-headed households, policies and programmes related to women, empowerment of women through literacy and women in Panchayat. Hence, women empowerment has to be understood through these dimensions conjointly rather than in isolation. The topics/themes included in this book analyse several interesting aspects of women empowerment issue.
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About the authors

Sujit Kumar Dutta

Sujit Kumar Dutta (b. 1953) obtained his B.Sc. degree from Calcutta University, M.A. in Sociology and Anthropology from North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong and Ph.D. in Sociology from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and Post-doctoral from Centre D'etudes de L'asie du sud, EHESS, Paris. He has been working with teh National Institute of Rural Development since 1988. He has been visiting scholars during 1991 to 1993 to the following Universities/institutes: Graduate Institute of International Studies and Institute of Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland; London School of Economics, Institute of Development Studies. England; and University of East Anglia, England; Sydney-Sussex Collage, Cambridge; Princeton University, USA. In 2002 and 2004 was a visiting scholar in Regional Community Forestry Training Centre, Kasetsart University, Bangkok and Maison Des Sciences De L'Home, Paris. France, under Indo-French exchange programme respectively. He worked as Director, State Institute of Rural Development, Government of West Bengal, during September 1993-December 1994 on deputations and rejoined NIRD in December 1994 as Dy. Director (Associate Prodessor), NIRD, North Eastern Regional Centre. During August 2003-July 6, 2005 he worked as Professor and PGP (Chairman) IBAT School of Management and Prof. and Head, Centre For Social Development. Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology-Deemed University, Bhubaneswar on deputation. Apart from contributing articles to various journals of national and international repute, the author has completed 15 projects and two books (1) The Functioning of Autonomous District Councils in Meghalaya, and (2) Empowering Rural Women. The author's main areas of interests are: Social Stratification and Inequality, Rural Development and Agrarian Studies, Problems of Underdevelopment, Ethnicity and Employment, Decentralised Planning, Panchayat, Women Studies, Joint Forest Management and Social Engineering.

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Dilip Kumar Ghosh

Dr. Dilip K. Ghosh did his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Calcutta. He is at present teaching as Reader in Economics in St. Xavier's College, Calcutta, as well as in the University of Calcutta. He has to his credit several text books on economics and has contributed many articles in differnet journals of international standard.

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Bibliographic information

Title Empowering Rural Women
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st Ed.
Language: English
isbn 8187606282
length x+112p., Tables