Education, Equality and Development : Persistent Paradoxes in Indian Women's History
Education, Equality and Development: Persistent Paradoxes in India Women's History goes beyond the confines of... more
Education, Equality and Development: Persistent Paradoxes in India Women's History goes beyond the confines of quantitative data collection to gather these unrecorded voices. Bringing perspectives from several developing countries, the volume discusses the continued gender inequality despite improvements on issues of child marriage, female mortality, literacy and labour force participation. The complex relationship between education, women's equality and their participation in development—national, regional and global—is articulated with great clarity in this volume. The debates focus on the issues of women's access to different levels of education, the content of such education, and its medium, purpose or value. The volume also critically examines the dynamics of historical, socio-cultural, linguistic, caste, class and regional variations that have governed the shaping of policies for women's development. The result is an analysis that recognizes the paradoxes within the movements for women's development, and presents a more holistic and valuable guide to policymakers. The fascinating discussions with women from diverse sections of Indian society will also provide a detailed, qualitative appraisal of the ground realities in India for students and scholars of sociology, gender studies and cultural studies.