Women in Indian Politics: Empowerment of Women through Political Participation
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Book ID : 9913
ISBN-10 : 81-212-0686-3 / 8121206863
ISBN-13 : 978-81-212-0686-0 / 9788121206860
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Language : English
302p., Tables, Index, 23 cm.
CONTENTS:- List of Tables List of Contributors Introduction. 1. Demystifying gender: a step to social equity/Chandrakala Padia. 2. Patriarchy, politics and women/Niroj Sinha. 3. Women and political participation/Susheela Kausik. 4. Women's participation in National Freedom struggle/Niroj Sinha. 5. The political scenario in India and women's role/Rashmi Srivastava. 6. Women in decision making positions in political system/Sarojini Sharan. 7. Women in the election process in India/Niroj Sinha. 8. Patterns of women's participation in politics: the case of Haryana/Sharda Jain. 9. Empowerment of women through political participation: with special reference to Madhya Pradesh/Rashmi Srivastava. 10. Political parties and women: aspects of the issue with reference to the situation in Assam/Anuradha Dutta. 11. Reservation as a strategy for political empowerment: the ongoing debate/Rachna Suchinmayee. 12. Equality in political decision-making (some implications of the Panchayati Raj system)/Niroj Sinha. 13. Women of Bihar: political participation/Sarojini Sharan. 14. Gender and politics: journey from invisible to visible/Chandrakala Padia.
Recent years have witnessed a concern at the marginal presence of women in Politics. The concern has been voiced through international for a on the one hand and national and local level women groups and academics on the other. The involvement of women in politics is now regarded as an important factor for a healthy democracy. No democracy can be termed as healthy, if half of the population does not participate in the political process. It is also being increasingly realized that participation as mere voters is not enough. It has to be followed by large scale participation in the policy-formulation and decision making process. This book is an attempt at analyzing the problems related to women's political participation in the Indian context. 'Gender' and 'patriarchy' have been used as the conceptual framework. The environmental factors - Socio-economic, political and cultural - are in some way or the other, directly related to the norms of 'gender' and 'patriarchy'.