Empowerment of Women in North East India

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  • Author :Bhola Nath Ghosh
  • Year of Publication :2015
  • ISBN: :9789351251040
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XXII, 183
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: North East Indian Studies, Political Science, Rural Development, Sociology, Women Studies

About the Book :

In recent past, a number of studies have come up with the deliberations on different issues related to gender bias, status and empowerment of women in various fields. But there has not been any attempt to provide a single measure of empowerment, relate level of empowerment with the indicators. The current volume besides providing a regional analysis of deprivation of women on various counts and an idea of empowerment on available criteria; provided a measure of empowerment by an index constructed on the basis of a number of attributes indicating the status and empowerment of women in the family and society as well in north east. It also includes case studies on poverty, gender based development and gender empowerment measures. The book also provides analysis, impact of factors on the level of empowerment, characteristics of empowerment in north east region, status of women in terms of socio-economic, political and educational achievement and also highlighted the scope of progress in terms of empowerment.

About Author :

Bhola Nath Ghosh is M.A. (Sociology) and Ph.D. in Social Sciences. He was also awarded a certificate from the University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom for participating in the course, entitled, Course on Monitoring, Evaluation and Project Analysis. Currently an Assistant Professor in Sociology, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. He presented several papers in national and international conferences which were held in India and abroad (United Kingdom, Bangladesh, Hungary and Sweden). Member of the Editorial Board of a Journal, namely, South Eastern Anthropologist, published from Ranchi and Jharkhand. He published several articles in national and international reputed journals. He authored and edited ten scholarly books and contributed several articles to various reputed Journals in the country and abroad. His areas of interest are Gender Issues, Panchayati Raj and Rural Development and social problem. He taught Sociology in Indian Statistical Institute for the last fifteen years and visiting faculty in West Bengal State University, Rabindra Bharati University and Jadavpur University.