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Living Death: Trauma of Widowhood In India

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ISBN: 9788121207942    Publisher: Gyan Publishing House Year of publishing: 2012     Format:  Hardback No of Pages: 263        Language: English
Description About The Author:- Dr. (Mrs.) V. Mohini Giri, the Founder President of the War Widow's Association of India,Chairperson of the National Commission for Women, and presently the Chairperson of the Guild...Read more
Description About The Author:- Dr. (Mrs.) V. Mohini Giri, the Founder President of the War Widow's Association of India,Chairperson of the National Commission for Women, and presently the Chairperson of the Guild of Service, combines a deep sensitivity to the status of marginalised women with a tremendous capacity to initiate social developmental projects and ensure their effective impact. She has over three decades been working for the empowerment of marginalised women, especially widows. The Guild of Service runs a widows' home "Aamar Bari" in the temple town of Vrindavan where widows are given the dignity of human life. She has through her prolific writing, presentations in seminars at home and abroad been advocating for greater focus of civil society, governments and international organisations on the status of widows and a concerted approach to ensure that they're mainstreamed. Dr. Giri is the author of two books: Kanya focussing on child prostitution and Emancipation and Empowerment of Women which highlights the changes that the 73rd amendment has made to grassroot democracy.Contents:- Foreword • Preface • Introduction • Contributors • Trauma of Taboos and Tribulations of Widowhood in India • Widows in India: Today and Yesterday • Implementation of Widow's Rights • Widows in India: A Psycho-social Analysis • Women in disasters • The Unwanted Insider • Indian Widowhood: The Silent Cry • Broken Bangles • Windows: The discriminated Victims • Status of Widows of Kashmir: The Displaced Population • Widows Victims of Violence in J&K State • Status of Widows in Tamil Nadu • Status of Widows in Kerala • The Plight of Brahmin Widows in Kerala • Empowering the Discriminated Widows: Ujjain • Widows of Armed Conflict • Widows of the Unsung brave of Kargil • Status of Widows in Andhra Pradesh • Widows in Haryana • Attitude Towards Widows: Karnataka • Widows of Vrindavan: A Study • Challenging Witchcraft and Cultural and Custody Practices • Deprivation of Widow's Property Rights • Death and Dying • The Rigour of Tradition for Widows • Case Studies • Index.About The Book:- This Work Has Deep Bearing On The Socio-Economic Condition Of Widows In Indian Sub-Continent Where The Discrimination Against Them Is Still Rife. This Marginalisation Cuts Across Religion, Caste And Class Barriers To Make It An India, Though The Dimension And The Degree May Vary In Rigidity. The Book While Giving An Overview Of The Status Of Widows, Focusses On The Marginalisation Peculiar To Individual Regions And Specific Kind Of Widows. It Is Indeed A Rich And Comprehensive Compilation Of Contributions By Eminent Social Scientist Who Have Made Even An Academic Assessment Of Impact Of Recent Armed Conflict In Jammu And Kashmir And Kargil On Those Who Bore The Brunt Of Endless Mental And Physical Agony. Undoubtedly The Assessment Of Each Author Is Unique And Scholarly. The Whole Book Would Be Very Useful For Teachers, Scholars, Students And Social Activists, Intellectuals And Socials Scientists Both In India And Abroad., About The Author:- Dr. (Mrs.) V. Mohini Giri, The Founder President Of The War Widow's Association Of India,Chairperson Of The National Commission For Women, And Presently The Chairperson Of The Guild Of Service, Combines A Deep Sensitivity To The Status Of Marginalised Women With A Tremendous Capacity To Initiate Social Developmental Projects And Ensure Their Effective Impact. She Has Over Three Decades Been Working For The Empowerment Of Marginalised Women, Especially Widows. The Guild Of Service Runs A Widows' Home "Aamar Bari" In The Temple Town Of Vrindavan Where Widows Are Given The Dignity Of Human Life. She Has Through Her Prolific Writing, Presentations In Seminars At Home And Abroad Been Advocating For Greater Focus Of Civil Society, Governments And International Organisations On The Status Of Widows And A Concerted Approach To Ensure That They'Re Mainstreamed. Dr. Giri Is The Author Of Two Books: Kanya Focussing On Child Prostitution And Emancipation And Empowerment Of Women Which Highlights The Changes That The 73Rd Amendment Has Made To Grassroot Democracy., Content:- Foreword • Preface • Introduction • Contributors • Trauma Of Taboos And Tribulations Of Widowhood In India • Widows In India: Today And Yesterday • Implementation Of Widow'S Rights • Widows In India: A Psycho-Social Analysis • Women In Disasters • The Unwanted Insider • Indian Widowhood: The Silent Cry • Broken Bangles • Windows: The Discriminated Victims • Status Of Widows Of Kashmir: The Displaced Population • Widows Victims Of Violence In J&K State • Status Of Widows In Tamil Nadu • Status Of Widows In Kerala • The Plight Of Brahmin Widows In Kerala • Empowering The Discriminated Widows: Ujjain • Widows Of Armed Conflict • Widows Of The Unsung Brave Of Kargil • Status Of Widows In Andhra Pradesh • Widows In Haryana • Attitude Towards Widows: Karnataka • Widows Of Vrindavan: A Study • Challenging Witchcraft And Cultural And Custody Practices • Deprivation Of Widow's Property Rights • Death And Dying • The Rigour Of Tradition For Widows • Case Studies • Index.
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