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Gender Inclusion in India
Challenges and Strategies

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ISBN 9781032523460
July 13, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
284 Pages

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Book Description

This book not only aims at highlighting existing inequalities between men and women, but also their efforts to overcome these challenges, especially so in women belonging to marginalized communities.

It tries to explore systematic denial of rights to marginalized women—opportunities and resources that are normally and easily available to other members of a group, and which are fundamental to social, political integration and observance of human rights such as housing, employment, healthcare, civic engagement and democratic participation. The authors through their in-depth discussions and writings have tried to sketch Equal World as imagined by John Stuart Mill in the opening lines of The Subjugation of Women.

This book is co-published with Aakar Books. Print edition not for sale in South Asia (India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Bhutan)

Table of Contents


1. Class Societies and the Urban Rape Phenomenon: Understanding Vulnerability, Culpability and Complicity in Contemporary Times

Maya John

2. Narratives on Partition Violence: Representation of Women in Literature

Meher Fatima Hussain

3. Muslim Women’s Agency in India: Situational Analysis, Suggested Strategies for their Empowerment and Inclusion in the Democratic System

Suraiya Tabassum

4. Occupational and Reproductive Health Concerns of the Marginalized: A Case Study of Home-Based Women Embroiderers in Aligarh

Saman Eram M. Ahmed

5. Dalit Women’s Emancipation: Struggle for Change

Nivedita Giri

6. Dalit Women in India: Patterns and Forms of Atrocities

Seema Mathur

7. Health of Tribal Women in Bankura, West Bengal: An Interdisciplinary Study

Salma Khatoon6 Gender Inclusion in India: Challenges and Strategies

8. Dispossession of Land and Tribal Women in Jharkhand: Issues and Challenges

Amit Kumar Venkteshwar

9. Family in Transition: Understanding the Issues and Concerns of Half-Widow-Headed Families in Kashmir

Aneesa Shafi and Mohmad Saleem Jahangir

10. Education of Girls: A Case Study of Jammu & Kashmir

Shaikh Shamshul Aarfin

11. Women in Higher Education in Kashmir: Understanding the Trend in the Post- Independence Period

Shazia Malik

12. Reflections on Islamic Feminist Methodology and Gender Equality

Sabiha Hussain

13. The Expatriate Glass Ceiling: A Stumbling Block to Women’s Career Advancement

Monika Khemani

14. Gender Inclusion and Higher Education Institutions in Delhi

Shafia Jalal

15. Role of Media in Fostering Women’s Empowerment: A Gender Analysis

Shah Alam

Notes on Contributors

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Sabiha Hussain is the Director of the Sarojini Naidu Centre of Women's Studies (SNCWS), Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), New Delhi.

Suraiya Tabassum is Assistant Professor at Sarojini Naidu Centre of Women's Studies (SNCWS), Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), New Delhi.