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The Changing Status of Women in West Bengal, 1970-2000
The Changing Status of Women in West Bengal, 1970-2000

The Changing Status of Women in West Bengal, 1970-2000

by Jasodhara Bagchi

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Language

English

Publisher

Sage Publications

ISBN

0761932429 - Year: 2004 - Pages: 268

Binding

Hardcover

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Author: Jasodhara Bagchi
Editor(s): Jasodhara Bagchi
Publisher: Sage Publications
Year: 2004
Language: English
Pages: 268
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0761932429

Description

This important and comprehensive volume vividly depicts the current status of women and girls in West Bengal. The analysis has been conducted in the framework of the socio-economic and politico-cultural ambience that has characterized the state in recent decades. The contributors highlight both areas of strength and vulnerability and clearly demonstrate that the status of women cannot be conceived as monolithic or static-it has many facets and is in a state of constant flux. The analysis of macro data is supported by revealing micro studies based on field surveys and an examination of cultural trends.

REVIEWS

This work is a unique study of three decades that have witnessed by far the most apparent changes in the visibility, status and social relevance of women in the country, and this book promises to be an important reference point. The result of several years of compilation and analysis, the study looks at several parameters that may assess status: demography, health and nutrition, education, economic, political and cultural participation, violence against women and the safeguards in the eyes of law, and finally, the lives of tribal women. It is replete with tables and one cannot help but be impressed with the compilation, Perhaps one of the most significant chapters here would be the one on policy recommendations, This book takes an honest look at the scope for improvement with objective pointers through the chapters, These pointers…are heartening indicators of an earnest and dispassionate effort.
-www.hindustantimes.com

The product of painstaking research by a team of eminent academics, the book is a study of the way women’s lives evolved, delving into virtually every sphere of human activity imaginable-from economic empowerment to health to legal issues.
-The Telegraph

Contents

FOREWORD BY VINA MAZUMDAR

INTRODUCTION

A. SECTORAL ESSAYS: Demography NIRMALA BANERJEE and MUKUL MUKHERJEE
Health and Nutrition MAITREYA GHATAK
Education JASODHARA BAGCHI and JABA GUHA
Economic Empowerment ISHITA MUKHOPADHYAY
Political Participation VIDYA MUNSHI
Culture MALINI BHATTACHARYA
Law and Violence against Women MANJARI GUPTA and RATNABALI CHATTOPADHYAY
Tribal Women ANURADHA CHANDA

B. APPENDICES: MICRO STUDIES AND STATISTICS: Appendix A: Tables on Demography

Appendix B: Tables on Health and Nutrition

Appendix C: Education: C1: Micro Study on Participation of SC/ST Girls in Professional (Teachers’ Training) Education KAMAL KUMAR CHATTOPADHYAY and DIPALI NAG
C2: Education of Muslim Women in West Bengal RATNABALI CHATTOPADHYAY

Appendix D: Status of Women with Respect to Work: Report of Primary Surveys in Bankura and Hoogli ISHITA MUKHOPADHYAY

Appendix E: Political Participation: E1: List of Women Lok Sabha MPs from West Bengal (1952-2000)
E2: List of Women Rajya Sabha MPs from West Bengal
E3: List of Women MLAs in West Bengal (1952-2000)

Appendix F: A Micro Survey of the Status of Women Rural Artists of West Bengal MALINI BHATTACHARYA

Appendix G: A Report on Findings from a Study of Women’s Status in Birbhum District of West Bengal ATIS DASGUPTA and SURAJ BANDYOPADHYAY
Policy Recommendations

SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

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