CONTENTS:- 1. Gender Analysis; 2. Caste in Indian Society; 3. Caste and Social Articulation; 4. Caste, Gender and Schooling; 5. Gender and the Legal Liberalism; 6. Caste Based Reservation; 7. Dalit Women in Indian Society; 8. Wages, Employment and Agrarian Economy; 9. Women's Autonomy; 10. Gender Discrimination and Poverty; 11. Gender Disparities among Poor.
An analysis of the status of women depends on an understanding of gender relations in a specific context. Examining gender relations as power relations makes clear that these are sustained by the institutions within which gender relations occur. For women, absence of power results in the lack of access to and control over resources, a coercive gender division of labour, devaluation of their work, and a lack of control over their own labour, mobility as well as sexuality and fertility. Gender equality thus demand substantive transformation, a set of policies and conditions created by the state that facilitate the reallocation of resources, thereby increasing women's control over resources that confer power at individual, household, and societal levels.