Women empowerment is an important issue in our development. There has been a lot of debates on definition and operational aspects of the empowerment, particularly women empowerment. The up-coming self help groups in India are well defined means to achieve empowerment in rural areas. We have made a sincere attempt to analyze SHG from major dimensions focusing on empowerment. We believe and hope the book will be of much useful to the students, field workers, researchers and all others dealing with women empowerment.