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Status of Elderly Women In India (A Review): Book by Dr. V. Mohini Giri

Status of Elderly Women In India (A Review)

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ISBN: 9788121211901    Publisher: Gyan Publishing House Year of publishing: 2013     Format:  Hardback No of Pages: 281        Language: English
Description About The Author:- Dr. V. Mohini Giri, the Founder/Managing Trustee of the Guild for Service, the Founder President of the War Widow's Association of India, and the Chairperson of the Guild...Read more
Description About The Author:- Dr. V. Mohini Giri, the Founder/Managing Trustee of the Guild for Service, the Founder President of the War Widow's Association of India, and the Chairperson of the Guild of Service, is a well-known social activist working for elderly and marginalized women. Earlier, she was Chairperson of the National Commission for Women. Dr. Giri's work involves a whole range of issues: widows who were, and continue to be, among the most marginalized women in India: a 33% reservation for women in parliament: rapid-action people's courts for women in rural areas and redefining: "charity" as developmental work. Dr. Giri was nominated among the 1000 Peace Women Across the Globe in 2005. She has received many awards, including the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India, and Lifetime Achievement Award for building a society for all ages by the UN Committee on Ageing. The Guild for Service runs a shelter home in Vrindavan, "Aamar Bari-Ma-Dham", where the elderly women are given the dignity of human life and also in Srinagar, Kashmir, "Rahat Ghar", for the empowerment of the militancy effected women and children. Dr. Giri has lectured in 52 universities in the USA. She is a prolific writer and has to her credit four books-Kanya, Emancipation and Empowerment of Women, Living Death, Trauma of Widowhood in India and Deprived Devi.Contents:- Contents # Foreword 9: From the Editor 11: List of Contributors 13: 1. Wrinkles should Merely Indicate where 15: Similes have been: --Dr. V. Mohini Giri: 2. Gerontic Compassion and Modern 27: Developmental Dangers: --Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer: 3. Senior Citizens : Justice with Compassion 30: --Murlidhar C. Bhandare: 4. Ageing Well -- A Real Choice: a Pratical Option 40: --Vidyaben Shah: 5. Ageing is the Underdog of all Causes in India: 47: An Experiential Narrative: --Dr. Sheilu Sreenivasan: 6. Ageism: A Key Factor in 'Psychological 53: Distancing' and Barrier to Effective: Mainstreaming of the Elderly: --Dr. Vasantha R. Patri: 7. National Policy and Oldest Old in India 65: --M.M. Sabharwal: 8. Human Rights of Older Women Power 75: of Old Age: --Dr. V. Mohini Giri: 6 Status of Elderly Women in India: 9. Micro Pension Literacy Programmes and 80: Pension Savings: --Dr. Kavim V. Bhatnagar: 10. Science and Technology for Ageing Population 97: -- Prof. P.N. Tandon: 11. Social Protection: the Informal Economy 106: and Older Women: --Ratna M. Sudarshan: 12. Welfare of the Armed Forces' Aged 121: --Gautam Sen: 13. National Programme for Health Care of the 127: Elderly: An Initiative towards Active and: Healthy Ageing in India: --Dr. Damodar Bachani: 14. Moving Towards Self Reliance: Pension 138: and Security for the Elderly: --Rani S. Nair: 15. Diabetes in the Elderly : A Growing Problem 147: in India: --Dr. V. Mohan: 16. Older Women: Do they Need Special Attention 154: --Dr. P.K.B. Nayar: 17. Micro Finance Services for Older Persons: 172: Needs: Policy Issues and Strategies: -- Dr. Naving Anand: 18. Care of the Elderly 190: --Mathew Cherian: 19. Senior Citizens -- The Challenge Facing 204: Society Today: --Zena Sorabjee: Contents 7: 20. Caring for the Elderly : Laws and Realities 210: --Dr. Tahir Mahmood: 21. Classical Dance and Ageing : The Temporal 220: Dimension of the Body: --Shovana Narayan: 22. Aged the Untapped Resource of the Nation 229: --Dr. Padma Seth: 23. Nutritional Status of the Elderly 241: --Mathew Cherian: 24. On the Scaffolding at 71 256: --Anjolie Ela Menon: Bibliography 259: Index 263About The Book:- This Book, Containing 24 Contents Authored By Renowned Scholars And Social Activists, Attempts To Address The Various Issues Concerning The Elderly Women In India. Taking A Close Look At The Status Of Elderly Women In The Country, It Presents A Critical Analysis Of The Various Aspects Of The Life Of Elderly People Such As Their Human Rights, Their Safety And Protection, Mainstreaming And Capacity Building, Self-Reliance, Nutritional Status, And Health Care.,Further Analysing The Role Of Science And Technology In The Welfare Of Elderly People, The Book Also Examines, The Impact Of National Policy On Them., About The Author:- Dr. V. Mohini Giri, The Founder/Managing Trustee Of The Guild For Service, The Founder President Of The War Widow's Association Of India, And The Chairperson Of The Guild Of Service, Is A Well-Known Social Activist Working For Elderly And Marginalized Women. Earlier, She Was Chairperson Of The National Commission For Women. Dr. Giri's Work Involves A Whole Range Of Issues: Widows Who Were, And Continue To Be, Among The Most Marginalized Women In India: A 33% Reservation For Women In Parliament: Rapid-Action People's Courts For Women In Rural Areas And Redefining: "Charity" As Developmental Work. Dr. Giri Was Nominated Among The 1000 Peace Women Across The Globe In 2005. She Has Received Many Awards, Including The Padma Bhushan By The Government Of India, And Lifetime Achievement Award For Building A Society For All Ages By The Un Committee On Ageing. The Guild For Service Runs A Shelter Home In Vrindavan, "Aamar Bari-Ma-Dham", Where The Elderly Women Are Given The Dignity Of Human Life And Also In Srinagar, Kashmir, "Rahat Ghar", For The Empowerment Of The Militancy Effected Women And Children.,Dr. Giri Has Lectured In 52 Universities In The Usa. She Is A Prolific Writer And Has To Her Credit Four Books-Kanya, Emancipation And Empowerment Of Women, Living Death, Trauma Of Widowhood In India And Deprived Devi., Content:- Foreword 9: From The Editor 11: List Of Contributors 13: 1. Wrinkles Should Merely Indicate Where 15: Similes Have Been: --Dr. V. Mohini Giri: 2. Gerontic Compassion And Modern 27: Developmental Dangers: --Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer: 3. Senior Citizens : Justice With Compassion 30: --Murlidhar C. Bhandare: 4. Ageing Well -- A Real Choice: A Pratical Option 40: --Vidyaben Shah: 5. Ageing Is The Underdog Of All Causes In India: 47: An Experiential Narrative: --Dr. Sheilu Sreenivasan: 6. Ageism: A Key Factor In 'Psychological 53: Distancing' And Barrier To Effective: Mainstreaming Of The Elderly: --Dr. Vasantha R. Patri: 7. National Policy And Oldest Old In India 65: --M.M. Sabharwal: 8. Human Rights Of Older Women Power 75: Of Old Age: --Dr. V. Mohini Giri: 6 Status Of Elderly Women In India: 9. Micro Pension Literacy Programmes And 80: Pension Savings: --Dr. Kavim V. Bhatnagar: 10. Science And Technology For Ageing Population 97: -- Prof. P.N. Tandon: 11. Social Protection: The Informal Economy 106: And Older Women: --Ratna M. Sudarshan: 12. Welfare Of The Armed Forces' Aged 121: --Gautam Sen: 13. National Programme For Health Care Of The 127: Elderly: An Initiative Towards Active And: Healthy Ageing In India: --Dr. Damodar Bachani: 14. Moving Towards Self Reliance: Pension 138: And Security For The Elderly: --Rani S. Nair: 15. Diabetes In The Elderly : A Growing Problem 147: In India: --Dr. V. Mohan: 16. Older Women: Do They Need Special Attention 154: --Dr. P.K.B. Nayar: 17. Micro Finance Services For Older Persons: 172: Needs: Policy Issues And Strategies: -- Dr. Naving Anand: 18. Care Of The Elderly 190: --Mathew Cherian: 19. Senior Citizens -- The Challenge Facing 204: Society Today: --Zena Sorabjee: Contents 7: 20. Caring For The Elderly : Laws And Realities 210: --Dr. Tahir Mahmood: 21. Classical Dance And Ageing : The Temporal 220: Dimension Of The Body: --Shovana Narayan: 22. Aged The Untapped Resource Of The Nation 229: --Dr. Padma Seth: 23. Nutritional Status Of The Elderly 241: --Mathew Cherian: 24. On The Scaffolding At 71 256: --Anjolie Ela Menon: Bibliography 259: Index 263
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