The status and position of Indian women have undergone many changes since the high status they enjoyed in the Vedic era yielded to forced suicide during the dark ages, female infanticide, purdah, child marriages and the denial of property and political rights. This book, first published in 1985, provides a comprehensive annotated bibliography to hose years, and the years that followed of the relentless liberation struggle by women on the socio-political and legal fronts.
Table of Contents
1. General and Historical Survey 2. The Position, Role and Status of Women 3. Economic Participation 4. Educational Status 5. Legal Status 6. Social Problems 7. Women’s Movement and Political Participation 8. Women in Art and Culture 9. Psychological Studies 10. Eminent Women 11. Women in Different Communities 12. Films 13. Bibliographical Publications 14. English Language Periodicals Containing Articles About Women’s Status, Position, Interests, Problems and Issues