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Encyclopaedia of Indian Women Through The Ages (4 Vols.Set)

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ISBN: 9788178351162    Publisher: Kalpaz Publications Year of publishing: 2003     Format:  Hardback No of Pages: 1228        Language: English
Description Contents:- Vol 1- Contents, Preface 7, Introduction 11, 1. Status in the Vedic Era 15, 2. The Mahabharata Women 43, 3. The Marriage System 51, Arranged Marriage in Dharamasastra •, Impersonation...Read more
Description Contents:- Vol 1- Contents, Preface 7, Introduction 11, 1. Status in the Vedic Era 15, 2. The Mahabharata Women 43, 3. The Marriage System 51, Arranged Marriage in Dharamasastra •, Impersonation • Misrepresentation., 4. Marital Status 61, 5. Rights and Duties after Marriage 75, Polyandry • Mutual Rights and Duties of Husband, and Wife • Rights from the Ancient Times •, Foremost Duty., 6. The Initiation 93, Sacred Thread • Education., 7. Costumes 103, The Headdress • Meagre Evidence • Sewn Clothes, • Ornaments., 8. Sexual Life 123, 9. Motherhood and Widowhood 171, Widowhood • Epics Period., 10. Punarbhu: Her Social Status 191, Remarriage of Women • Remarriage When Husband, Unheard of • Remarriage of Widows • Divorce., 11. Foreign Accounts of Marital Arrangements 205, Niyoga, 12. Property Rights 237, Wife's Property Rights • Extent of Wife's Right, Over Strìdhana • Succession to Strìdhana •, 6 Encyclopaedia of Indian Women Through the Ages, Daughter's Property Rights • Daughters with, Brothers • Brotherless Daughters • Widow • Mother, • Grand Mother • General Conclusions., 13. The Sati Ritual 251, Bibliography 269, Index 271. Vol 2- Contents, Preface 9, Introduction 13, 1. Status-General 17, Social Ills • Property Rights • Religion • Education •, Literary • Activities • Saint Poetesses • Poetesses of, Krishnait • School • Poetesses of Ramait School •, Poetesses of Reeti • Kavya • Poetesses of Diverse, Subjects • Women and Sanskrit Learning •, Ornaments., 2. Social Customs 37, Birth Ceremonies • Naming Ceremony • Chhatthi •, Tare Dikhana (Showing Stars) • Mirg Marna • Bageer, Bachcha • Chillah • Aqiqa Ceremony • Salgirah •, Goshwarah or the Ceremony of Piercing the Ears •, Bal Gunthan Ceremony • Marriage • The Sharayee, Marriage • The 'Urfi' Marriage • Selection of Marriage, Partners • Marriageable Age • Initiation of Marriage, Proposal • Parties and Procedure in Negotiation •, Mangni or Betrothal Ceremony • Fixation of Marriage, Date • Ceremonies Preceding Marriage • Ceremonies, During the Performance of Marriage • Dower or, Mehar • Ceremonies After Marriage., 3. Education 87, Various Agencies of Education • Medium of, Instruction • Teaching Method • Writing Method •, Primary Education and Its Curriculum • Higher, Education and Its Curriculum • Purpose of Female, Education • Mughal Emperors' Contribution to the, Field of Girls Education • Maktab Ceremony • Khatam, Quran Ceremony., 6 Encyclopaedia of Indian Women Through the Ages, 4. Purdah, Divorce, Widowhood 101, How Purdah was Observed ? • Child Marriage and, its Impact on Medieval Indian Society • System of, Divorce • Muslim Widows., 5. The Devadasi System 117, Justification for the Study • Review of Works • Origin, and Development • Reasons for Development., 6. Amusements 137, Indoor Games • Ganjfah or Playing Cards or Tash •, Shatranj or Chess • Chaupar • Chandal Mandal •, Pachisi and Chausar • Music and Dance Parties •, Pigeon Flying or Ishq Bazi • Kite Flying or Patang, Bazi • Falconry • Story Telling • Smoking Huqqah, (pipe) or Hubble Bubble • Swinging of Jhula Jhulna, • Display of Fire Works • Chiragh Afrozi or, Illumination • Outdoor Games • Hunting or Chase •, Chaugan or Polo • Excursions or Picnics • Expedition, • Acrobats, Jugglers and Mountebanks • Feasts •, Festivals • Nawroz or New Year's Day • Id-ul-Fitr •, Id-ul-Zuha • Shab-i-Barat • Muharram • Barah, Wafat or Fatiha Doaz Dahum • Id-Gulabi or Ab-i-, Pashan • Shab-i-Miraj • Gyarahvin • Akhiri Chahar, Shamba • Terah Tezi • Khwaja Khizr Ka Bera •, Fatiha of Bibi or Kandur • Fairs • Khushroz or Mina, Bazar • Urs/Fairs., 7. Costumes 197, Cotton Clothes • Silken Cloths • Golden Cloths •, Flax Cloth • Dukul or Dugul • Valkal • Chandra, and Chandrauta • Chola • Makri Ka Tar • Heud, dress • Bodice: Choli and Angiya • Kanchuka •, Kanchuki., 8. Equality with Men 203, Women in Administration • Woman in Royal Culture, • Female Philanthrophists • Hindu-Muslim Matrimonial, Relations • Lenient Attitude Towards Wives •, Conversion • Women's Interest in Religion, Piety and, Education • Education • Music and Dance • Slaves., Contents 7, 9. The Mughal Women 217, Qut-luq-Nigar Khan and Aisan Daulat Begum • Khan-, Zada Begum • Ayisha-Sultan Begum • Zainab Sultan, Begum • Maham Begum • Bibi Mubarika., 10. Outstanding Women 227, Glimpses of Intellectual and Religious Emancipation •, Mira Bai • Religious Devotees • Women of Warrior, Families • Muslim Women • Gulbadan Begum, (Princess Rose Body) • Bega Begum • Hamidah Bano, Begum • Maham Anagha • Salima Sultan Begum •, Jaan Begum • Dai Lado • Nurjahan • Mumtaz Mahal, • Sati-un-Nisa • Jahan Ara Begum or Begum Sahib •, Zabinda Begum • Hafiza Maryam • Zeb-un-Nisa • Zinatun-, Nisa • Badr-un-Nisa • Bibi Waliya • Begum Jiu •, Sheikh Rangrezin • Mehri Hervi • Tuni Atun • Shirin., Bibliography 275, Index 289. Vol 3- Contents, Preface 7, Introduction 11, 1. Mutiny of 1857 15, Begum Hazrat Mahal • Rani Lakshmi Bai of Jhansi, • Rani of Ramgarh • Rani Tace Bai • Role of Other, Women., 2. Social Reform 51, Agitation for Social Reforms • Female Education •, Female Agitation • Muslim Women and Social, Reform • Women and Nationalist Agitation •, Women and Revolutionary Nationalism • Gandhi, on Women • Equality of Sexes • Marriage • The, Purdah • The Dowry System • Widow Re-marriage, • Divorce • Woman's Honour • Prostitution •, Women's Education • Jawaharlal Nehru on Women, • Call to Rebel • Economic Bondage of Indian, Women., 3. Movement for Emancipation 81, Abolition of Sati, 1829 • Widow Remarriage Act, 1856 • The Age of Consent, 1891 • The Sarda, Act • (Prohibition of Child-Marriage Act), 1929 •, Rise of Indian Nationalism., 4. Active Role in Freedom Movement 93, Partition of Bengal • Women's Freedom Struggle., 5. Foreign Women in Independent Movement 115, Sister Nivedita • Mira Behn • Margaret Cousins •, Dr. Annie Besant • An Extract of First Speech on, Annie Besant on Political Status of Women., 6 Encyclopaedia of Indian Women Through The Ages, 6. Non-Cooperation Movement 129, Political Conditions • Parvati Devi • Bai Amman, (Abadi Bano Begum) • Formation of a National, Convention • Women Legislators • Bardoli, Satyagraha--1928 • Simon Commission., 7. Civil Disobedience Movement 149, Salt Satyagraha • Sarojini Naidu • Kamala Devi, Chattopadhyaya • Mahila Rashtriya Sangha • Nari, Satyagraha Committee • Ladies Picketing Board, • Revolutionary Activities • Durgabai Deshmukh., 8. The Quit India Movement 183, Political Conditions of the Period • Kalpana Dutta, • Rajkumari Amrit Kaur • Amar Kaur • Pushpa Gujral, • Anasuyabai Kale • Sarojini Naidu • Kamala Devi, Chottopadhyaya • Miraben (Madeleine Slade) •, Khurshed Behn • Usha Mehta • Kasturba Gandhi •, Hansa Mehta • Mridula Sarabhai • Aruna Asaf Ali, • Women in the Indian National Army • Dr. Lakshmi, Swaminathan (Mrs. Sehgal)., 9. Nationalism and Freedom Movement 217, Towards the Aim • Symbol and Substance of the, Regiment • The Leader and the Led • The Leader, and his Mythic Mother • Bapu and Bose for, Foundation of Feminism • Summary Findings., 10. Views of Eminent Persons 237, Swami Dayanand and his Satyartha Prakash •, Manusmriti • Swami Vivekananda • Gandhi on, Untouchability and Women • Lala Lajpat Rai., 11. Independence and After 263, New Acts • Planned Change • Economic, Independence • Political and Administrative Role, • Non-Governmental Sectors., 12. The Biographical Notes 287, Bibliography 301, Index 311. Vol 4- Contents, Preface 9, Introduction 13, 1. Changing Status 19, 2. Legal Review 45, 3. Some Facts and Figures 59, Provisions under the Constitution • Legislative, Arrangements • Special Provisions for Women, • Conclusion., 4. Gandhi and Politico-Socio-Economic Regeneration 107, Prior to Gandhi • Women's Upliftment in Society, • Messiah of Non-violence • Marital Aspects, • Abolition of Child Marriage • Evil of Dowry, • Introduction of Widow-Remarriage • Purdah System, • Prostitution and the Custom of Devdasi • Divorce, and Population Control • Suggestions • Economic, Independence of Women • Khadi and Small Scale, Industries • Political Empowerment • Impact of, Gandhi's Efforts on the Present Status of Women, • Position of Women at Present • Family Welfare and, Foetal Termination • Other Social Reformers and, Gandhi • Solutions., 5. Dalit Women in Politics 171, 6. The Commencement of National Level Womanhood 181, National Level Womanhood., 7. Environmental Management 187, Definitions of (Environment and Environmental, Management) • Looking into the Past • Concerns for, Environment • Female and Male Participation in, Environmental Management • Environmental, Resources Managed through the Better Half, • Women's Fourfold Performances • Process Involved, in Management • (A) Dimensions of Behavioural, 6 Encyclopaedia of Indian Women Through the Ages, Aspects (B) Economic and Societal Dimension (C), Scientific and Technological Dimension • Factors that, Affect Participation of Women in Managing, Environment., 8. Family Welfare 201, Introduction of Balance Sheets • Contributory Factors, • The Role of Women in Family Planning and Welfare, • High Maternal and Infant Mortality • Contraception, in Practice., 9. Female Labour Force 211, Reasons for Low Participation Rate of Women in, Employment • Analysis of Ground Realities, • Women's Work Participation Rate • Reasons for, Low Participation Rate of Women in Employment, • Strategies for Setting the Wrongs Right., 10. Woman Organisations 233, Rashtra Sevika Samiti • Laxmibai Kelkar • Central, Social Welfare Board • (A) Education and Training, (B) Support Services • Economic Empowerment (i), Condensed Courses of Education for Women (ii), Vocational Training Programme for Women • List of, Vocational Courses which could be Organised by, Voluntary Vocations (iii) Awareness Generation, Projects for Rural and Poor Women (iv) Schemes of, Vocational Training Programme for Women Under, NWDC Programme • Schemes of Assistance for, Economic Empowerment., 11. Domestic Role of Educated Working Women 247, A Peep into the Background of Women's Education, • Educated Women Taking to Work • Working, Women's Roles • Expectations of Family Members, • Paradoxes and Contributions • Attending to family, elders • Problems of Socialisation • Transfer of either, spouses • Miscellaneous • The Way Out/, Recommendations • Cultural-Social Welfare Board--, A Brief • Beneficiaries of Central Social Welfare Board, Programmes • Addresses of the State Social Welfare, Advisory Boards • Sewa Bharti., Contents 7, 12. Muslim Women in Transition 263, Religious Orthodoxy • Religious Education and, Training of Respondents • Purdah • Purdah, Observance and Daughters • Purdah Related Problems, • Education of Girls • Marriage Significance and, Related Practices • Age at Marriage • Consulting the, Girl Before Marriage • Caste/Community Preference, in Marriage • Arranged Marriage • Polygamy, Men's, Right to Divorce and Problems Related to Divorce, • Dowry Practice • Mehr Practice • Inheritance, Marriage and Divorce in the Personal Law, • Employment of Girls • Women's Participation in, Social/Cultural Activities • Women's Participation in, Politics • Perception of Muslim Women on Marriage, and Related Issues • Economic Profile • Economic, Status of Respondents • Educational Profile • Social, Profile • Marriage Practices • Polygamy and Divorce, • Social Participation • Health • Social Attitudes, • Perspective of Change • Increase Indicators of, Female Status • 13. Women in Punjab and Haryana, • Societal and Domestic Perspective • Education of, Women • Work Role of Women • State of Marriage, and Domestic Afffairs • System of Inheritance, • Women in Politics • Family Welfare and Health, • Indicators of Fertility • The Better Half of Madhya, Pradesh • Some Variables About Women • Marriage, and Family., 13. Women in Punjab and Haryana 295, • Societal and Domestic Perspective • Education of, Women • Work Role of Women • State of Marriage, and Domestic Afffairs • System of Inheritance, • Women in Politics • Family Welfare and Health, • Indicators of Fertility, 14. The Better half of Madhya Pradesh 309, • Some Variables About Women • Marriage and, Family, 15. Female Slum-Dwellers of Mumbai 319, (A) Janabai (B) Shevanti (C) Lucy (D) Kalyani (E), Christine., 8 Encyclopaedia of Indian Women Through the Ages, 16. Keralite Nuns and Nurses 331, Nurses • A Review • Nuns., 17. Conclusion 339, Bibliography 343, Index 347About The Book:- Women Have Witnessed Acute Socio-Economic Problems In Male-Dominated Society In The Annals Of Indian Sub-Continent. However, They Maintained Their Identity And Consequently Emerged As A Useful Partner In The Household Affairs. The Theme Has Been Comprehensively Weaved Into Four Volumes, Viz., Ancient, Medieval And Modern India With A Thrust On Freedom Struggle For Swaraj. It Has Vividly Described Status Of Women During The Phases Of History; Her Rights And Duties, Standard Of Education, Lives Of Devadasi And Widows, Female Slaves, Divorce, Remarriage System, The Muslim Queens, Participation Of Women In Three Major Movements During Gandhian Era, And Their Sacrifices, Status Of Dalit Women, Socio-Economic Regeneration, Nuns In Kerala, Women And Family Welfare, Role In Labour Force And Vision Of Annie Besant. These Volumes Would Be Useful For Social Scientists, Researchers And Students In India And Abroad.,Content:- Vol 1- Contents, Preface 7, Introduction 11, 1. Status In The Vedic Era 15, 2. The Mahabharata Women 43, 3. The Marriage System 51, Arranged Marriage In Dharamasastra •, Impersonation • Misrepresentation., 4. Marital Status 61, 5. Rights And Duties After Marriage 75, Polyandry • Mutual Rights And Duties Of Husband, And Wife • Rights From The Ancient Times •, Foremost Duty., 6. The Initiation 93, Sacred Thread • Education., 7. Costumes 103, The Headdress • Meagre Evidence • Sewn Clothes, • Ornaments., 8. Sexual Life 123, 9. Motherhood And Widowhood 171, Widowhood • Epics Period., 10. Punarbhu: Her Social Status 191, Remarriage Of Women • Remarriage When Husband, Unheard Of • Remarriage Of Widows • Divorce., 11. Foreign Accounts Of Marital Arrangements 205, Niyoga, 12. Property Rights 237, Wife'S Property Rights • Extent Of Wife'S Right, Over Strìdhana • Succession To Strìdhana •, 6 Encyclopaedia Of Indian Women Through The Ages, Daughter'S Property Rights • Daughters With, Brothers • Brotherless Daughters • Widow • Mother, • Grand Mother • General Conclusions., 13. The Sati Ritual 251, Bibliography 269, Index 271. Vol 2- Contents, Preface 9, Introduction 13, 1. Status-General 17, Social Ills • Property Rights • Religion • Education •, Literary • Activities • Saint Poetesses • Poetesses Of, Krishnait • School • Poetesses Of Ramait School •, Poetesses Of Reeti • Kavya • Poetesses Of Diverse, Subjects • Women And Sanskrit Learning •, Ornaments., 2. Social Customs 37, Birth Ceremonies • Naming Ceremony • Chhatthi •, Tare Dikhana (Showing Stars) • Mirg Marna • Bageer, Bachcha • Chillah • Aqiqa Ceremony • Salgirah •, Goshwarah Or The Ceremony Of Piercing The Ears •, Bal Gunthan Ceremony • Marriage • The Sharayee, Marriage • The 'Urfi' Marriage • Selection Of Marriage, Partners • Marriageable Age • Initiation Of Marriage, Proposal • Parties And Procedure In Negotiation •, Mangni Or Betrothal Ceremony • Fixation Of Marriage, Date • Ceremonies Preceding Marriage • Ceremonies, During The Performance Of Marriage • Dower Or, Mehar • Ceremonies After Marriage., 3. Education 87, Various Agencies Of Education • Medium Of, Instruction • Teaching Method • Writing Method •, Primary Education And Its Curriculum • Higher, Education And Its Curriculum • Purpose Of Female, Education • Mughal Emperors' Contribution To The, Field Of Girls Education • Maktab Ceremony • Khatam, Quran Ceremony., 6 Encyclopaedia Of Indian Women Through The Ages, 4. Purdah, Divorce, Widowhood 101, How Purdah Was Observed ? • Child Marriage And, Its Impact On Medieval Indian Society • System Of, Divorce • Muslim Widows., 5. The Devadasi System 117, Justification For The Study • Review Of Works • Origin, And Development • Reasons For Development., 6. Amusements 137, Indoor Games • Ganjfah Or Playing Cards Or Tash •, Shatranj Or Chess • Chaupar • Chandal Mandal •, Pachisi And Chausar • Music And Dance Parties •, Pigeon Flying Or Ishq Bazi • Kite Flying Or Patang, Bazi • Falconry • Story Telling • Smoking Huqqah, (Pipe) Or Hubble Bubble • Swinging Of Jhula Jhulna, • Display Of Fire Works • Chiragh Afrozi Or, Illumination • Outdoor Games • Hunting Or Chase •, Chaugan Or Polo • Excursions Or Picnics • Expedition, • Acrobats, Jugglers And Mountebanks • Feasts •, Festivals • Nawroz Or New Year'S Day • Id-Ul-Fitr •, Id-Ul-Zuha • Shab-I-Barat • Muharram • Barah, Wafat Or Fatiha Doaz Dahum • Id-Gulabi Or Ab-I-, Pashan • Shab-I-Miraj • Gyarahvin • Akhiri Chahar, Shamba • Terah Tezi • Khwaja Khizr Ka Bera •, Fatiha Of Bibi Or Kandur • Fairs • Khushroz Or Mina, Bazar • Urs/Fairs., 7. Costumes 197, Cotton Clothes • Silken Cloths • Golden Cloths •, Flax Cloth • Dukul Or Dugul • Valkal • Chandra, And Chandrauta • Chola • Makri Ka Tar • Heud, Dress • Bodice: Choli And Angiya • Kanchuka •, Kanchuki., 8. Equality With Men 203, Women In Administration • Woman In Royal Culture, • Female Philanthrophists • Hindu-Muslim Matrimonial, Relations • Lenient Attitude Towards Wives •, Conversion • Women'S Interest In Religion, Piety And, Education • Education • Music And Dance • Slaves., Contents 7, 9. The Mughal Women 217, Qut-Luq-Nigar Khan And Aisan Daulat Begum • Khan-, Zada Begum • Ayisha-Sultan Begum • Zainab Sultan, Begum • Maham Begum • Bibi Mubarika., 10. Outstanding Women 227, Glimpses Of Intellectual And Religious Emancipation •, Mira Bai • Religious Devotees • Women Of Warrior, Families • Muslim Women • Gulbadan Begum, (Princess Rose Body) • Bega Begum • Hamidah Bano, Begum • Maham Anagha • Salima Sultan Begum •, Jaan Begum • Dai Lado • Nurjahan • Mumtaz Mahal, • Sati-Un-Nisa • Jahan Ara Begum Or Begum Sahib •, Zabinda Begum • Hafiza Maryam • Zeb-Un-Nisa • Zinatun-, Nisa • Badr-Un-Nisa • Bibi Waliya • Begum Jiu •, Sheikh Rangrezin • Mehri Hervi • Tuni Atun • Shirin., Bibliography 275, Index 289. Vol 3- Contents, Preface 7, Introduction 11, 1. Mutiny Of 1857 15, Begum Hazrat Mahal • Rani Lakshmi Bai Of Jhansi, • Rani Of Ramgarh • Rani Tace Bai • Role Of Other, Women., 2. Social Reform 51, Agitation For Social Reforms • Female Education •, Female Agitation • Muslim Women And Social, Reform • Women And Nationalist Agitation •, Women And Revolutionary Nationalism • Gandhi, On Women • Equality Of Sexes • Marriage • The, Purdah • The Dowry System • Widow Re-Marriage, • Divorce • Woman'S Honour • Prostitution •, Women'S Education • Jawaharlal Nehru On Women, • Call To Rebel • Economic Bondage Of Indian, Women., 3. Movement For Emancipation 81, Abolition Of Sati, 1829 • Widow Remarriage Act, 1856 • The Age Of Consent, 1891 • The Sarda, Act • (Prohibition Of Child-Marriage Act), 1929 •, Rise Of Indian Nationalism., 4. Active Role In Freedom Movement 93, Partition Of Bengal • Women'S Freedom Struggle., 5. Foreign Women In Independent Movement 115, Sister Nivedita • Mira Behn • Margaret Cousins •, Dr. Annie Besant • An Extract Of First Speech On, Annie Besant On Political Status Of Women., 6 Encyclopaedia Of Indian Women Through The Ages, 6. Non-Cooperation Movement 129, Political Conditions • Parvati Devi • Bai Amman, (Abadi Bano Begum) • Formation Of A National, Convention • Women Legislators • Bardoli, Satyagraha--1928 • Simon Commission., 7. Civil Disobedience Movement 149, Salt Satyagraha • Sarojini Naidu • Kamala Devi, Chattopadhyaya • Mahila Rashtriya Sangha • Nari, Satyagraha Committee • Ladies Picketing Board, • Revolutionary Activities • Durgabai Deshmukh., 8. The Quit India Movement 183, Political Conditions Of The Period • Kalpana Dutta, • Rajkumari Amrit Kaur • Amar Kaur • Pushpa Gujral, • Anasuyabai Kale • Sarojini Naidu • Kamala Devi, Chottopadhyaya • Miraben (Madeleine Slade) •, Khurshed Behn • Usha Mehta • Kasturba Gandhi •, Hansa Mehta • Mridula Sarabhai • Aruna Asaf Ali, • Women In The Indian National Army • Dr. Lakshmi, Swaminathan (Mrs. Sehgal)., 9. Nationalism And Freedom Movement 217, Towards The Aim • Symbol And Substance Of The, Regiment • The Leader And The Led • The Leader, And His Mythic Mother • Bapu And Bose For, Foundation Of Feminism • Summary Findings., 10. Views Of Eminent Persons 237, Swami Dayanand And His Satyartha Prakash •, Manusmriti • Swami Vivekananda • Gandhi On, Untouchability And Women • Lala Lajpat Rai., 11. Independence And After 263, New Acts • Planned Change • Economic, Independence • Political And Administrative Role, • Non-Governmental Sectors., 12. The Biographical Notes 287, Bibliography 301, Index 311. Vol 4- Contents, Preface 9, Introduction 13, 1. Changing Status 19, 2. Legal Review 45, 3. Some Facts And Figures 59, Provisions Under The Constitution • Legislative, Arrangements • Special Provisions For Women, • Conclusion., 4. Gandhi And Politico-Socio-Economic Regeneration 107, Prior To Gandhi • Women'S Upliftment In Society, • Messiah Of Non-Violence • Marital Aspects, • Abolition Of Child Marriage • Evil Of Dowry, • Introduction Of Widow-Remarriage • Purdah System, • Prostitution And The Custom Of Devdasi • Divorce, And Population Control • Suggestions • Economic, Independence Of Women • Khadi And Small Scale, Industries • Political Empowerment • Impact Of, Gandhi'S Efforts On The Present Status Of Women, • Position Of Women At Present • Family Welfare And, Foetal Termination • Other Social Reformers And, Gandhi • Solutions., 5. Dalit Women In Politics 171, 6. The Commencement Of National Level Womanhood 181, National Level Womanhood., 7. Environmental Management 187, Definitions Of (Environment And Environmental, Management) • Looking Into The Past • Concerns For, Environment • Female And Male Participation In, Environmental Management • Environmental, Resources Managed Through The Better Half, • Women'S Fourfold Performances • Process Involved, In Management • (A) Dimensions Of Behavioural, 6 Encyclopaedia Of Indian Women Through The Ages, Aspects (B) Economic And Societal Dimension (C), Scientific And Technological Dimension • Factors That, Affect Participation Of Women In Managing, Environment., 8. Family Welfare 201, Introduction Of Balance Sheets • Contributory Factors, • The Role Of Women In Family Planning And Welfare, • High Maternal And Infant Mortality • Contraception, In Practice., 9. Female Labour Force 211, Reasons For Low Participation Rate Of Women In, Employment • Analysis Of Ground Realities, • Women'S Work Participation Rate • Reasons For, Low Participation Rate Of Women In Employment, • Strategies For Setting The Wrongs Right., 10. Woman Organisations 233, Rashtra Sevika Samiti • Laxmibai Kelkar • Central, Social Welfare Board • (A) Education And Training, (B) Support Services • Economic Empowerment (I), Condensed Courses Of Education For Women (Ii), Vocational Training Programme For Women • List Of, Vocational Courses Which Could Be Organised By, Voluntary Vocations (Iii) Awareness Generation, Projects For Rural And Poor Women (Iv) Schemes Of, Vocational Training Programme For Women Under, Nwdc Programme • Schemes Of Assistance For, Economic Empowerment., 11. Domestic Role Of Educated Working Women 247, A Peep Into The Background Of Women'S Education, • Educated Women Taking To Work • Working, Women'S Roles • Expectations Of Family Members, • Paradoxes And Contributions • Attending To Family, Elders • Problems Of Socialisation • Transfer Of Either, Spouses • Miscellaneous • The Way Out/, Recommendations • Cultural-Social Welfare Board--, A Brief • Beneficiaries Of Central Social Welfare Board, Programmes • Addresses Of The State Social Welfare, Advisory Boards • Sewa Bharti., Contents 7, 12. Muslim Women In Transition 263, Religious Orthodoxy • Religious Education And, Training Of Respondents • Purdah • Purdah, Observance And Daughters • Purdah Related Problems, • Education Of Girls • Marriage Significance And, Related Practices • Age At Marriage • Consulting The, Girl Before Marriage • Caste/Community Preference, In Marriage • Arranged Marriage • Polygamy, Men'S, Right To Divorce And Problems Related To Divorce, • Dowry Practice • Mehr Practice • Inheritance, Marriage And Divorce In The Personal Law, • Employment Of Girls • Women'S Participation In, Social/Cultural Activities • Women'S Participation In, Politics • Perception Of Muslim Women On Marriage, And Related Issues • Economic Profile • Economic, Status Of Respondents • Educational Profile • Social, Profile • Marriage Practices • Polygamy And Divorce, • Social Participation • Health • Social Attitudes, • Perspective Of Change • Increase Indicators Of, Female Status • 13. Women In Punjab And Haryana, • Societal And Domestic Perspective • Education Of, Women • Work Role Of Women • State Of Marriage, And Domestic Afffairs • System Of Inheritance, • Women In Politics • Family Welfare And Health, • Indicators Of Fertility • The Better Half Of Madhya, Pradesh • Some Variables About Women • Marriage, And Family., 13. Women In Punjab And Haryana 295, • Societal And Domestic Perspective • Education Of, Women • Work Role Of Women • State Of Marriage, And Domestic Afffairs • System Of Inheritance, • Women In Politics • Family Welfare And Health, • Indicators Of Fertility, 14. The Better Half Of Madhya Pradesh 309, • Some Variables About Women • Marriage And, Family, 15. Female Slum-Dwellers Of Mumbai 319, (A) Janabai (B) Shevanti (C) Lucy (D) Kalyani (E), Christine., 8 Encyclopaedia Of Indian Women Through The Ages, 16. Keralite Nuns And Nurses 331, Nurses • A Review • Nuns., 17. Conclusion 339, Bibliography 343, Index 347
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