A Major Research Project pursued under the aegis of the UGC culminated in an insightful yet accessible book that provides an understanding into a range of issues, particularly pertaining to the women, that are currently on the National agenda.
So long as the women in India were seen as beneficiaries and not as the citizens with rights the formulation and progress s of mass welfare programmes designed to eliminate their poverty remained tardy. It is only recently that the country was moving from a charity model of poverty alleviation to a right-based approach. A shift from the patronage approach to participatory approach proved reasonably successful in attaining the set goals in respect of the emancipation of women.
In the light of the above, this book which is in league with similar studies, relevant in the contemporary context, will be of interest, beside to the academics to all those interested in observing the potential growth of the Indian women in multi-tasking.