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Hindu Widows: Myths and Presumptions

Rameshwari Pandya (Author) Preeti Shah (Author)

Widows are the unfortunate victims of nature and for centuries have been ill treated, facing deprivation, poor economic status, lack of social support, poor health and low education, denial of human rights to food, shelter, clothing and discrimination in relation to work, dignity and participation in the community life.

A study of Hindu widows residing in Vadodara in the year 2001-2002 was conducted with the objectives to study the problems of Hindu widows and their general conditions.

This book highlights the social, psychological and financial problems faced by Hindu widows. More awareness among widows can be spread through the electronic and print media regarding the different schemes, policies and shares beneficial to them through better management of resources.

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About the author

Rameshwari Pandya

Dr. Rameshwari Pandya did her B.Sc. and B.Ed. from Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi and secured her M.Sc., M.ed. and Ph.D. degrees from the Mahaeaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat. She is the recipient of Shrinati Leela Ben Shah Gold Medal for her academic excellence. She is a senior faulty member in the Faculty of Family and Community Sciences at the Maharaja Sayajiro Univeristy of Baroda. She is in-charge of Pragati, the urban extension wing of the Faculty. She is a member of the Board of Studies, the Senate, and Syndicate of the University. Dr. Panday has published 10 books and 100 research papers in professional journals of repute. She has successfully completed several projects including one major project titled Promotion of Communal Harmony funded by Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi. She has attended and organized a number of workshops, seminars, conferences and short-term courses at the state, national and international levels.

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Title Hindu Widows: Myths and Presumptions
Format Hardcover
Date published: 24.11.2011
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Authors Press
Language: English
isbn 9788172736057
length 172p., Tables; Bibliography; 23cm.