Women represent about one half of the universal population, but they are placed at various inconvenient positions due to gender divergence and bias. Ours is a traditional bound society where women have been socially, economically, physically, psychologically and sexually exploited from time immemorial. They have been the victims of violence and exploitation by the male dominated society all over the world. Injustice against women will continue as long as they remain submissive to the falsehood of feminist. Hence, it is the foremost need of the hour to awaken and make them aware of their rights, powers and potential. This can be achieved by allowing women to participate in governance and let them make their own decisions. The best way to obtain this is through socio-economic independence. Government and society need to work together to make certain that women are facilitated in joining as equal in all aspects of the development of society and the nation. This volume on “Women’s Journey towards Empowerment: Issues and Challenges” touches and discusses various issues related to women empowerment. The 25 contributions of this volume are one brick in the wall of building this understanding.
About the Author
Prabhat Kumar Singh a well known academic and research scientist, is presently HOD Department of Sociology in Ranchi University, Ranchi, Jharkhand. As a social scientist, he has also written innumerable research papers and articles for leading newspapers and journals of national and international repute. He has authored many outstanding books and awarded by many organizations for his outstanding contributions. In addition, he is also member of a number of internationally reputed learned societies. He has guided a number of research students, conducted specialized course and chaired various sessions.
Amit Bhowmick is presently Post Doctoral Research Fellow and HOD Department of Sociology in Nur Mohammad Smriti Mahavidyalaya, Murshidabad, West Bengal. Dr. Bhowmick has been involved in teaching for 12 years and attended several National and International Conferences or Symposia. He has contributed over a dozen articles in journals of National and International repute and authored many outstanding books. He is associated with many national as well as International Oganizations, chaired Sessions and visited many countries.