Vol.1: Development of Women: Challenges and Response: Preface; 1. Development of Women; An Historical Overview; 2. Women Development: A Psycho-Social Interpretation; 3. Biological View on Women; 4. A Survey of Women and Development; 5. Determinants of Women's Development; 6. Women as Human Resource: A 21st Century Perspective; 7. Technological Change and Rural Women; Appendices; Select Bibliography; Index.
Vol.2: Status of Women: Towards Empowerment: Preface; 1. Women During Ancient Time; 2. Status of Women During Medieval Era; 3. Women in Ancient India; 4. Equality, Development and Peace for Women; 5. Women and Government Action for Development; 6. Women and Development: an Experience; 7. Women's Social Status; 8. Social Justice and Development; 9. Developing Women; 10. Developing Women; 11. Committee on the Status of Women; Appendices; Select Bibliography; Index;
Vol.3: Working Women: Problems and Prospects: Preface; 1. Concept of Working Women; 2. Sociology of Working Women; 3. Quality of Working Life; 4. Glimpses of Women Employment; 5. Women as a Labour Force; 6. Women and Work Participation; 7. Agriculture and Working Women; 8. Working Women and Informal Sector; 9. Women Workers in India: A Review; 10. Working Women and Government Policy; 11. Women Scavengers; 12. Economic Issues and Working Women; 13. Working Women at Work Place; Appendix; Bibliography; Index;
Vol.4: Women Welfare: Issues and Challenges: Preface; 1. Introduction to Women Welfare; 2. Women and the Family: Historical Development; 3. Women's Welfare: Select Approach; 4. Women's Welfare Through Govt. Plans; 5. Problem in Women Welfare; 6. Issues in Health and Family Welfare; 7. Family Welfare Policy & Programmes; 8. Social Welfare and Women; 9. Tribal Women Under Changing Scenario; 10. Indian Women: Family and Marriage Laws; Appendices; Bibliography; Index;
Vol.5: Reflections on Crime Against Women: Preface; 1. Looking Through Crime Against Women; 2. Rape Crimes and Rape Victims; 3. Prostitution: Causes & Remedy; 4. Divorce & Dowry: The Social Evils; 5. Atrocities on Women: A Survey; 6. Case Studies on Crime Against Women; 7. Marital Violence; 8. Crime Against Women: A Sociological Analysis; 9. The National Commission for Women; 10. Crime Against: An Official Account; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.
Half of the human population consists of women. Though accorded a prominent place verbally (may be in scriptures, poetry, legends and stories), almost in all societies women have been treated as weaker sex. They faces discrimination in all walks of life. Though women have made debut in various fields and proved their mettle at international level, they still meet atrocities and discrimination of one sort or other. With growing consciousness and knowledge, women study is now a fullfledged academic discipline. Amidst the piles of literature on women, this work is unique as any amount of creation of literature on the topic is not only significant but also an intensive revision what had been written already. This cycle of writing and rewriting keeps the subject alive. In the present work very succinct information is gathered under five titles encompassing all vital issues concerning the women. In the light of latest developments and research, this encyclopaedic work will prove informative and useful to one and all concerned. This work consists of volumes viz. Development of Women; Challenges and Response; Status of Women: Towards Empowerment; Working Women; Problems and Prospects; Women Welfare: Issues and Challenges; Reflections on Crime Against Women.