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Empowerment of Women in India : Social, Economic and Political
By V.S. Ganesamurthy

First Published : 2008
ISBN : 8177081551
: 9788177081558
Pages : 342
Binding : Hardbound
Size : 5 x 9
Price : US$ 53

The extent of empowerment of women in a nation is largely determined by three factors, viz. economic, social and political identity.

   The Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-07) called for a three pronged strategy of social empowerment, economic empowerment and providing gender justice to create an enabling environment of positive, economic and social policies for women and eliminating all forms of discrimination against them and thus advance gender equality goals.

The Government of India has initiated various schemes spread across a broader spectrum such as women’s need for shelter, security, safety, legal aid, justice, information, maternal health, food, nutrition etc. as well as their need for economic sustenance through skill development, education, and access to credit and marketing.

In order to address the phenomenon of domestic violence, which is widely prevalent but remains largely invisible in the public domain, the Protection from Domestic Violence Act, 2006 was enacted by the Parliament. The Act envisages that the Protection Officer would assist the victim of domestic violence to be secure from violence and help her to access shelter homes, health care and legal advice.

For a holistic empowerment of the woman to happen - social, economic and political aspects impacting a woman’s life must converge effectively. The multiple roles of women and the meagre ability to access resources and available assets are areas of concern. It is important to emphasise that women require adequate security and protection to be self-reliant.

This book consists of 35 papers authored by scholars working in the areas of economic, social and political empowerment of women. The areas touched upon in the book include socio-economic status, women entrepreneurship, women in politics, role of information and communication technology in empowering women and domestic violence.


1. Women Empowerment in India: Deficiencies, Imbalances and Required Changes

R. Shashi Kumar

2. Socio-economic Status of Women in India

R.S. Devi and A. Rajesh Kannan

3. Socio-economic Constraints among Rural and Urban Women Entrepreneurs

A. Abdul Raheem and M. Abdul Jamal

4. Women Empowerment: Education and Employment

M. Supputhai

5. Elected Women Representatives: Participation and Decision-making

Leela Bhaskar

6. Crimes and Violence against Women

G. Jamuna Rani

7. Right to be Born: A Study on Foeticide in India

J. Maheswari

8. Women Entrepreneurship in the Changing Scenario

R. Saritha

9. Empowerment of Women in Textile Industry

N. Vasugi

10. Status of Women Empowerment in the Poorest Areas

K. Pongiannan and M. Dhanabhakyam

11. Women’s Health and Nutrition

R. Radha

12. Status of Women in India

R. Manimekalai

13. Women Empowerment for India’s Development

S. Manikandan, V. Raju and T. Raghu

14. Educational and Employment Dimensions of Women Empowerment in India

P.K. Manoharan

15. Computerisation and Women's Employment in India's Banking Sector

R. Navaneetha Krishnan and A. Jagannathan

16. Status of Women as Officials and Managers in Indian Private Sector

S. Saravanakumar and V. Uttharasamy

17. Do We Really Need Women Resource Development (WRD)?

M. Vidhya and T.M. Saravana Kumar

18. Women Empowerment through Gender Equality

A. Arumugam, B. Balaji and P. Periyasamy

19. Role of Government in the Empowerment of Women

K. Lavanya

20. Advancements on Women Empowerment

Rajini K.

21. NGO’s Role in Women Empowerment

C. Chandrasekar

22. Genesis of Indian Women’s Movement

V.P. Nikila

23. Violence against Women and Remedial Measures

S. Kayarkanni

24. Role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Empowering Women

R. Meenakshi

25. Problems of Women Entrepreneurs

C. Dhanalakshmi

26. Empowerment of Women: A Question of Male Mindset

C. Suseela

27. Information and Communication Technology for Women

J. Gayathri

28. Women’s Health

R. Kavitha

29. Domestic Violence

S. Malini

30. Gender Divide Due to Education Divide

A. Chandrasekaran

31. Problems and Prospects of Rural Women Entrepreneurs

A. Ganesan and S. Bhuvaneshwari

32. Role of Women Organisations in the Empowerment of Women

S. Murugavel

33. Women Empowerment and Self-help Groups in Erode Union

S. Devi

34. Legal Empowerment of Women

V. Murugan

35. Status of Women Entrepreneurs

T. Porselvi



Dr. V.S. Ganesamurthy is presently Reader and Head, Department of Economics, Sri Vasavi College, Erode, Tamil Nadu. He has 25 years of teaching and research experience to his credit. He is on the panel of research supervisors of Bharathiar, Annamalai, Bharathidasan and Madurai Kamaraj Universities. He has successfully executed and completed projects sponsored by UGC and Tamil Nadu Institute of Urban Studies, Coimbatore on areas concerning water pollution and rain harvesting. Dr. Ganesamurthy has published several articles in reputed journals and newspapers in areas related to his specialisation.

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