Women and Society: The Road to Change

Hardcover | April 2, 2012

EditorAshok S. Kolaskar, Motilal Dash

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The interface between women and society has witnessed great changes over the past few millennia. From gender equality in many societies in ancient times to the fight for reproductive rights, protest against domestic violence, and unequal wage to right to vote, maternity leave and so on in thelast one hundred years or so, the story of women's emancipation has been eventful. Showcasing the personal narratives of twenty-two eminent women-scientists, social activists, writers, industrialists, administrators, artists, and corporate leaders-this volume reveals how women have overcome the restrictions of traditional patriarchal society to contribute to social change anddevelopment. Their life experiences show how proper education, training, independent thinking, and innovativeness can effect a sea change in the lives of women and how it impacts society at large. With an introduction by Ashok S. Kolaskar and Motilal Dash, this collection of essays will appeal toanybody keen on learning more about how in many ways women have spearheaded change for the good in our society.

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The interface between women and society has witnessed great changes over the past few millennia. From gender equality in many societies in ancient times to the fight for reproductive rights, protest against domestic violence, and unequal wage to right to vote, maternity leave and so on in thelast one hundred years or so, the story of w...

Ashok S. Kolaskar is Vice-Chancellor at KIIT University in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Motilal Dash is Director (Academic) of the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences at KIIT University in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:264 pagesPublished:April 2, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IntroductionAnu Aga: Women in India: From Shadows to ExcellenceKiran Mazumdar-Shaw: Women, Science and Social TransformationMahtab S. Bamji: Leap from Science of Biochemistry an Nutrition to Societal ScienceManju Sharma: Women Scientists and Technologists in National DevelopmentPadma Bandopadhyay: Role of Women in Transforming SocietyPinky Anand: Journey Called LifeRoseann O'Reilly Runte: Transforming Society Through Education: Recognizing the Role of WomenSwati Piramal-: Multi-Faceted Role of Women in Social TransformationIndira Parikh: Transformation of Society: Role of Indian WomenKuntala Kumari Acharya-: Struggle of Women in Bringing Social ChangeNaina Lal Kidwai: Rural Indian Women: Sowing the Seeds of TransformationR. Sujatha: Research, Education and Policy: Empowering Women in Indian ContextSobha Naidu: Qualities that make Women DistinctPratibha Ray: Beyond HorizonRama Devi: Role of Women in Social ChangeTulasi Munda: From Obscurity to Light: Women in OdishaKiran Bedi: Women and Social Dynamics: A Cross-Cultural ExperienceSonal Mansingh: Position and Role of Women in Performing ArtsRaj Manda: Help Us to Help YouManju Bansal: Twist and Turns on the Path to DNARajashree Birla: Stories of Change Maetros: Stories of HopeArmaity S. Desai: Transforming Higher Education for Gender Equality: Capacity Building of Managers in Higher EducationContributors