Victims of Social Injustice: A Study of Women Landless Labourers
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About the Book :
This Study is a piece of research based on first hand data collected from 750 women belonging to the three states. It provides its readers a window to peep into the pathetic life of women landless labourers. The amount of misery and hard work which they face is definitely a challenge for planners and policy-makers. They are not only resource less but powerless also, consequently they remain voiceless. They have capacity to assess every situation but poverty and deprivation retard their efforts. What is their present and what future has stored for them. These are two big questions which have been discussed in this book in detail. It takes stock constitutional provisions and their impact also. Out of nine chapters three introductory chapters are based on benchmark data and secondary sources whereas chapter four deals with the methodological considerations, adopted in this study. Last four chapters are based on first hand data and its analysis. It is a balanced combination of library scanning and fieldwork. Much work has not been done in this field particularly with reference to landless women labour point of view. Therefore, it is an innovative work. It will be a worth referring reading material for students, NGO workers and researchers.
About Author :
Hajira Kumar, Head, Department of Social Work, Jamia Millia Islamia (A Central University), New Delhi has been associated with teaching, research and extension for the last three decades. She is also providing professional and technical assistance to a number of NGOs, Ministries and Departments of Social Work, in other universities. She had been the Honorary Director of Sarojini Naidu Centre for Women Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia for four years. Her contribution in the literature of social-work is note worthy. Besides several articles, she has seven books at her credit such as-Voluntary Action and the Financial Gap (1988), Social Work-An Experience and an Experiment in India (1993), Theories in Social Work Practice (1995), Social Work, Social Development and Sustainable Development (1997), Status of Muslim Women in India (2002), Social Work and Developmental Issues (2005) and Women Empowerment: Issues, Challenges and Strategies-A Source Book (2005). Muslim women are one of her areas of interest. A book Family Planning among the Muslims is in the press. Her style is simple and interesting. It encourages every reader to develop his own thinking.
Jaimon Varghese, a social work practitioner and a guest faculty in Department of Social Work, Delhi University has been a keen researcher on the issue of women empowerment. He did his Master in Social Work and M.A. in Psychology. He has also earned PG Diploma in Labour Welfare and PG Diploma in Office Management. His association with an NGO St. Joseph Service Society is several years old in various capacities. He had been the project officer for four research projects undertaken by Sarojini Naidu Centre for Women Studies (SNCWS), Jamia Millia Islamia. He did his doctoral research on the topic of Empowerment of Women Literacy Workers in 2006. He is co-author of a source book Women Empowerment: Issues, Challenges and Strategies-A Source Book (2005). Besides, he has several research-based articles on his credit. In other words he blended in him an active grassroots level worker, a researcher and a teacher.