CONTENTS:- Preface; Study on Women-The Need; Women as Human resource; Multiple roles of women; Importance of Women's rights; Importance of Women's education; Importance of women in Economic development; Women's house work - Whether priceless or valueless; Necessity of women to work out of home; Women and Employment opportunities; Employment status of women in informal sector; Concerns on special protective measures for women workers; Towards Wife's employment-Husband's attitude; Women in food processing and agro industries; Modernization, Industralisation and urbanization - Impact on Women; Science and technology and Indian Women; Empowering women - A road Map for India; Globalization and its impact on Indian women; Five year plans and development of women; Women in relation to ecology; Rural Indian women; Status of Women in Assam; Dalit Women; Tribal women; Conclusion;
The basic necessity and importance of study of women is what the book touches upon first. The book emerges out of an in-depth study of various roles, marginalization, burning issues and aspects of Indian women, like multiple roles of women, women's role in human resource development, importance of women's rights, importance of women's education and importance of women in economic development. The book makes a sincere attempt to analyze whether women's work is priceless or valueless. It also makes an in-depth analysis as to why it is necessary for women to work outside, the various opportunities of employment for women and the attitude of husbands towards their wives' employment. The book reveals various problems related to women's dual role at home and outside home, their marginalization both in the family and at work place and analyses the problems of women in informal sector and food processing industries and also their exploitation by the upper class in spite of various special protective measures available for women workers. The book explains the status of rural Indian women, Dalit women and tribal women, their oppression and various other problems faced by them, their poor educational and economic status and the measures adopted by the Government of India. The book has special mention about the status of women in Assam. Finally, the book suggests steps and remedial measures that may be adopted for accelerating the development and empowerment of women in India.