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Indian Women: Society And Law, Educational And Empowerment, Work And Development (3 Vols.)

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ISBN: 9788121206280    Publisher: Gyan Publishing House Year of publishing: 2000     Format:  Hardback No of Pages: 1060        Language: English
Description Contents:- Vol-1 # Contents, Foreword ix Preface xi Introduction xiii List of Tables xv One Women: Problems and Prospects 1, Objectives of the Study; Variables in Approach of Study; Sources...Read more
Description Contents:- Vol-1 # Contents, Foreword ix Preface xi Introduction xiii List of Tables xv One Women: Problems and Prospects 1, Objectives of the Study; Variables in Approach of Study; Sources of Data; Problems of Study; Analysis by Categories; Guiding Principles and Criteria Two Women and Socio-Cultural Problems 19, Images of Women in Religious Traditions; Vratas or fasting for Women; Social and Religious Reform Movements of the 19th and 20th Centuries Three Descent Family 55 Four Marriage 73, Bride-price and Dowry; Widowhood; Age at Marriage; Customary Marriages Five Changing Milieu and Roles of Women 113, Home and Work; Some Special Problems; Women in Prisons; Suicide; Unmarried Mothers; Aged women; Destitute Women; Conclusion Six Women and Law 149, Polygamy--Polygamy and Law; Standardized Contracts; Reforms to Correct the Abuse of Polygamy; An Analysis of Polygamous Marriages among Muslims; Enforcement of Provision Against Bigamy Under The Hindu Marriage Act; Injunction; Laws in Former French and Portuguese Territories; Age of Marriage: Legal provision; Aspects relating to Prevention of Child Marriages; Compulsory Registration of Marriages; Dowry Seven Divorce 175, Hindu Law of Divorce; Divorce Under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955; Muslim Law of Divorce; Christian Law of Divorce; Parsee Law of Divorce; Jewish Law of Divorce; Special Marriage Act, 1954; Grounds for Divorce; Adoption; Muslim Law of Adoption; Parsee Law of Adoption; Christian Law of Adoption; Hindu Law of Adoption Eight Guardianship 193, Hindu Law of Guardianship; Muslim Law of Guardianship; Guardians and Wards Act, 1890; Recommendations Nine Maintenance 199, Hindu Law of Maintenance; Muslim Law of Maintenance; Parsee Law of Maintenance; Christian Law of Maintenance; Suggested Amendments; Inheritance: Christian Law of Inheritance; Christians in Kerala; Goa & Pondicherry Laws of Inheritance; Parsee Intestate Succession Law of Inheritance; Hindu Law of Inheritance; Muslim Law of Inheritance; General Recommendations; Nationality; Sectors Needing Reforms Ten Women in the News 237, Call for Women's Empowerment; Talking Point: Sex Workers Scoff at Legalization; 17 per cent Women Candidates Win in Lok Sabha Polls; Safe Motherhood Day will be Organized every Month; Magistrate Pulled up for not Recording Alleged Rape Victim's Statement as per Law; To hang or not: A woman's life in the balance; Give women the right to conquer their fate; Woman's emancipation lies in equal rights and opportunities; Hocus-pocus: When films project Eves as mere sexy sirens; Women's Bill should be passed, says Mohini Giri; 'Women don't need crutches'; Sewa: Ensuring security to marginalized women; Social consciousness of a different kind; Women, a silent majority; 'Many teachers are unaware of gender discrimination'; Peace prayers and seminars mark women's day in city; 'Education rather than reservation'; Plight of Muslim Women; Rape rate of minors rising, conviction figures remain low; "Bojh": Indian women caught in a web of rigid tradition; Minor girls abducted, sold; Two women, 16-year-old girl found dead; 55-year-old killed for being a 'witch'; 3 widows shot dead in Bihar; Why Should a Woman Be Like a Man? Index 269 ,.Vol-2 # Contents, Foreword ix Preface xi Introduction xiii List of Tables xv One Women and Education 1, Factors Retarding the Progress of Women's Education; Middle School - Girl Drop-outs; Education for Girls in the Age Group 14-17 Years; Education for Girls in the Age Group 17 Years and Above; Administrative Measures Two Educational Development 11, Education and Women's Status -- The 19th Century View; Post Independence Era -- New Roles and Rights; Traces of Ambivalence between old and new views; Progress of Women's Education in India: The Formal Education System; Development in the Pre-Independence Period; Development in the Post-Independence Period; Differences in the Enrolment of Boys and Girls; Present Position; Enrolment as an Index of Educational Advance: Problems of Retention, Wastage and Stagnation; Out Turn; Growth of Institutions; Women Teachers; Inspection; Attitudes to the Education of Girls and Women; Reasons for Slow Progress in Girls' Education; Literacy; Imbalance in Educational Development; Co-Education; Curricula; Pre-Primary Schools; Universalization of Education for the Age group 6-14; Equality of Sexes as a Major Value to be included through the Educational Process Three The Perspective Plan 67, Strategy Towards Women's Education in the Five-Year Plan; Situational Analysis; Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Non-formal Education; National Policy on education-Initiatives for Women; Perspective for Women's Education up to 2000 A.D.; Recommendations Four Empowerment of Women 93, The Pre-Gandhian Period; The Gandhian Era; Indicators of Political Equality and Role of Women; Indicators of Political Attitudes; Indicators of Impact of Women on the Political Process; Positions in Government; Role of Women Elites in the Political Process Five Effectiveness of Campaigns to, Mobilize Women 125, Mobilisation by Political Parties; Mobilization by Non-Political Organizations; Conclusions; The Question of Reservation of Seats for Women in Legislative Bodies; Ending Male Monopoly; Women Empowerment: Redefining Agenda Six Political Participation and, Decision Making 147, Informal Participation of Women; Issues Needing Attention; Reasons for LimitedWomen's Participation in Politics; Recommendations; Policy for Child Development; Integrated Child Development Services; Challenges Ahead; Shifting Emphasis to Child Development and Protection; Issues of Free Compulsory Education, Elimination of Child Labour, etc. (At the time of the United Front Government); Finding Adequate Material Resources; Towards Empowering Women; Constitutional-Legal Provisions, Seven Development of Women Through, Five-Year Plans (1951-56 to 1997-2002) 187, Policies Advocating Women's Concerns; Impact of Plan, Policies and Programmes on Status of Women; Empowering Strategies and Governmental Interventions; Special Thrust on Employment and Training for Women; Socio-economic Programme, Welfare and Support Services; Support Services; Gender Sensitization and Awareness Generation; Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS); Special Initiatives; Future Approach; Areas of Priority; Separate Mahila Plan Component in all Central Plans; New Targets for Women's Empowerment Eight Women and Mass Media 211, Traditional forms of Media and Women; Women who Influence Modern Mass Media; Women as Depicted by the Mass Media; Women as Influenced by the Mass Media; Discussion Nine Role and Influence of Mass Media, on the Status of Women 217, Role of the Press; Role of Radio; Role of Television; Role of Literature; Role of Youth Magazines; Role of Films; Images of Heroine Ten Women, Media and Communication 229 Eleven Blue Print of Action Points 243, Legislative Measures; Administrative Measures; Employment; Health Care, Nutrition and Family Planning; Facilities of Working Women; Care for the Socially Disadvantaged; Promotion of Voluntary Effort; Machinery for Implementation; Education; Factors Retarding the Progress of Women's Education; Major Objective of Women's Education; Action Plans; Administrative Measures, Twelve National Perspective Plan for, Women 1988-2000 263, Situational Review; Women in the Five-Year Plans; Existing Programmes; Holistic Perspective to the Development of Women, Vol- 3 # Contents, Foreword vii, Preface ix, Introduction xi, List of Tables xiii, One Women and Development 1, Policies, Procedures and Programmes; Programmes for Women's Welfare and Development: A Classification; Agencies for Women's Welfare and Development; Evaluation; Health Programmes; Health Indicators; Access to Health Services; Family Planning; Change in Policy; Welfare Programmes; Governmental Administration of Welfare Programmes; The Central Social Welfare Board; Procedures and Difficulties Faced by Field Agencies; Recommendations; Supportive Services for Women; Recommendations; Situational Analysis; Women Access to Land: Inheritance and Ownership Patterns; Perspective for 2000 A.D.; Health and Family Welfare; Situational Analysis; Issues Needing Attention; Recommendations; Social Welfare; Broad Groups of Action; Action Plans; Education/Training Programmes for the Target Groups; Promoting Voluntary Effort: The Role of Women; Develop-ment of Human Resources; Administrative Set-Up and Coordination; Legislative Measures; Areas of Research; Voluntary Action; New Trends; Government's Stance on Voluntary Action; Women and the Voluntary Sector; Environment and Women; Demystification of Technology; Recommendations; General Recommendations Two Gender and Economic Participation 175, Need for Equality of Rights; Why Opporunities to Women are Opposed?; Women in the Indian Economy; Limita-tions of Data; Trends in Economic Participation; Women in the Unorganized Sector; Estimates of Unemployment and Underemployment; Estimates of Poverty hree Plight of Women Workers in different Sectors of the Economy 199, Agriculture; Wage Discrimination; Disabilities and Exploitation; Non Agricultural Occupations; Wage Employment; Self-Employment Four Women in the Organized Sector 241, Labour Laws; Wages; Structural Changes in Industry through Rationalization and Modernization Five Women in Services and Profession 271 Factors Responsible for Emergence of Women in Non-Traditional Fields; Reasons of taking up Work among Women; Occupational Distribution of Women Workers in Public and Private Sectors; Women in Profession; Concentration of Women in Low Level Jobs in Clerical and Related Services; Infrastructure for Women's Participation in a Modernizing Economy Six Development of Women after Independence 297. The Dilemma of Idleness among Educated Women; Vocational and Technical Training Seven Problems of Working Women 313 Part-time Employment; Problem of Re-entry; Problem of Late Entry; Child Care Services; Accommodation and Security; Service Conditions; Conclusion and Recommendations; Rural Development and Agricul-ture; Methodological Issues; Women Access to Land: Inheritance and Ownership Patterns; Perspective for 2000 A.D.; Recommendations; Employment and Training; Situational Analysis Eight Women's Employment Status and Work Participation 353 Size and Composition of Female Labour Force; Women in the Unorganized Sector; Women in the Organized Sector; Constraints; Factors Affecting Women's Employment Status; Training; Recommendations Nine Supportive Services and Women's Issues 387 Appendices 409 Index 4Content:- Contents, Foreword Vii, Preface Ix, Introduction Xi, List Of Tables Xiii, One Women And Development 1, Policies, Procedures And Programmes; Programmes For Women'S Welfare And Development: A Classification; Agencies For Women'S Welfare And Development; Evaluation; Health Programmes; Health Indicators; Access To Health Services; Family Planning; Change In Policy; Welfare Programmes; Governmental Administration Of Welfare Programmes; The Central Social Welfare Board; Procedures And Difficulties Faced By Field Agencies; Recommendations; Supportive Services For Women; Recommendations; Situational Analysis; Women Access To Land: Inheritance And Ownership Patterns; Perspective For 2000 A.D.; Health And Family Welfare; Situational Analysis; Issues Needing Attention; Recommendations; Social Welfare; Broad Groups Of Action; Action Plans; Education/Training Programmes For The Target Groups; Promoting Voluntary Effort: The Role Of Women; Develop-Ment Of Human Resources; Administrative Set-Up And Coordination; Legislative Measures; Areas Of Research; Voluntary Action; New Trends; Government'S Stance On Voluntary Action; Women And The Voluntary Sector; Environment And Women; Demystification Of Technology; Recommendations; General Recommendations,Two Gender And Economic Participation 175, Need For Equality Of Rights; Why Opporunities To Women Are Opposed?; Women In The Indian Economy; Limita-Tions Of Data; Trends In Economic Participation; Women In The Unorganized Sector; Estimates Of Unemployment And Underemployment; Estimates Of Poverty Hree Plight Of Women Workers In Different Sectors Of The Economy 199, Agriculture; Wage Discrimination; Disabilities And Exploitation; Non Agricultural Occupations; Wage Employment; Self-Employment Four Women In The Organized Sector 241, Labour Laws; Wages; Structural Changes In Industry Through Rationalization And Modernization Five Women In Services And Profession 271 Factors Responsible For Emergence Of Women In Non-Traditional Fields; Reasons Of Taking Up Work Among Women; Occupational Distribution Of Women Workers In Public And Private Sectors; Women In Profession; Concentration Of Women In Low Level Jobs In Clerical And Related Services; Infrastructure For Women'S Participation In A Modernizing Economy Six Development Of Women After Independence 297. The Dilemma Of Idleness Among Educated Women; Vocational And Technical Training Seven Problems Of Working Women 313 Part-Time Employment; Problem Of Re-Entry; Problem Of Late Entry; Child Care Services; Accommodation And Security; Service Conditions; Conclusion And Recommendations; Rural Development And Agricul-Ture; Methodological Issues; Women Access To Land: Inheritance And Ownership Patterns; Perspective For 2000 A.D.; Recommendations; Employment And Training; Situational Analysis Eight Women'S Employment Status And Work Participation 353 Size And Composition Of Female Labour Force; Women In The Unorganized Sector; Women In The Organized Sector; Constraints; Factors Affecting Women'S Employment Status; Training; Recommendations Nine Supportive Services And Women'S Issues 387 Appendices 409 Index 4
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