The old saying "Behind the success of men there is always a Women". Exactly in the same manner the development of any society is intrihensically linked to the socio-economic and political empowerment of its citizens especially women.
Women play a crucial role in innovating and renovating the Socio-economic destiny of the country. In fact the pace of development can be accelerated by enhancing the status, position and living conditions of the Women. Participation of women in the process of economic development is greatly acknowledged even though its degree varies depending on the time, place and manner.
Women in India stand today on the threshold of a new era in their effort to become full-fledged citizens assured of human rights and dignity.
The present book "Women and Social Change" is an attempt to throw light on the changing status and rising contribution of women through the writing of twelve selected write-ups by eminent scholars in the field of Gender Study and development. Hope the present work will be of immense benefit to the policy makes, planners, researches etc. in shaping the policy Paradigm for women and development.