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Women Political Leadership in India: Some Important Dimensions

Archana Kumari (Editor) R.K. Verma (Editor)
Synopsis It has been a predominant assumption that the position of women in our society cannot be improved unless they seek power have say in the decision making process. Hence the issue of women political leadership becomes pertinent in present situation. The politico-legal arrangements have also not been found effective due to lack of self-assertion among the common women. In order to make these arrangements effective, women themselves have to be self assertive and sensitized to play roles in social and political domain. The introduction of new Panchayat Raj Institutions (PRIs) has broadened the canvas of their political roles at grassroots level in general in India and in Bihar in Particular. On the country, it is largely alleged that proxy leadership prevails among women. Political parties and voluntary agencies need to come up for making women sensitized to take roles in social and political domain. A number of voluntary agencies have taken steps in this regard in Bihar. Thus, the phenomenon of women political leadership acquires significance It is high time to take the stock of situation of women political leadership in our polity in Its varied dimensions like emergence/ introduction, roles and function, their situation/ roles in political bodies and parties'functionaries at both macro and micro levels, their relationship with their male counterparts, social capital among them, women leadership in other spheres, the impact of voluntarism and socio-economic ecology and so on. As such the book examines the theoretical concerns, micro and macro level WPL, political empowerment and politico legal arrangements as well as concerns in the Hindi literature.
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About the authors

Archana Kumari

Dr Archana Kumari (M.A., PH.D., B.Ed) has been engaged in teaching and research in Political Science for last one and half decades and has taught at VKS University, Ara and B R A Bihar University, Muzaffarpur. She has books and a dozen of research papers published to her credit in reputed research journals like Indian Journals of Political Science, Bhartiye Rajniti Vigyan Shodh patrika, Bihar Journal of public Administration and Review of Politics. She has published a book (entitiled, Nepal Rajniti: Samvidhanvad Evam Prajatantra ka Vikas) on politics of Nepal in context to development of democracy and constitutionalism. She has also been contributing substantially and actively in other academic ventures like editing, lesson writing and participating as resource person and presenting papers in various seminars, She has also organized a UGC national seminar.

Dr Kumari is associated with various academic institutions like Indian Institute of Public Administration, Indian Political Sciences Association and other local academic organizations. She has been also contributing to the editorial work as a member, Editorial Board.

 At present she is working as a senior  Lecturer at P G Department of political Science, R.N College (a constituent unit a P G Centre of B R A Bihar University, Muzaffarpur) Hajipur ( Vaihali), Bihar.

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R.K. Verma

Dr. R.K. Verma presently working as scientist 'D' and Head, Forest Pathology Division at Tropical Forest Research Institute, Jabalpur, was born on 01.07.1959 at village Umariya Goptar, District - Basti (U.P.). He received primary education at his village and passed High School and Intermediate from Govt. Inter College, Basti. He has done graduation from St. Andrew's College, Gorakhpur (1980), post graduation (1982) and Ph.D. (1987) in Botany from Gorakhpur University. Dr. Verma worked at Forest Research Institute, Dehra Dun during 1989 - 1991 as Pool Officer and subsequently joined TFRI, Jabalpur as a scientist in April 1991. He visited University of Florida, USA during 1997. he has successfully completed 4 research projects on biofertilizers and taxonomy of fungi and was associated with 5 other projects. He is a member of many academic societies and was awarded FPSI by Indian Phytopathological Society. He has published 79 research papers in Indian and Foreign journals and written 3 book chapters. He has published 4 new genera and 60 new species of fungi. Because of the reference value of this outstanding achievement his name appeared in the 9th edition of Marquis Who's Who in science and engineering 2006-2007.

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Bibliographic information

Title Women Political Leadership in India: Some Important Dimensions
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English, Hindi
isbn 9788183873543
length xx+427p., Tables; Notes; Figures; Refences; Bibliography; 23 cm.