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Empowerment of Women

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The book presents a comprehensive review of the chronic features of agriculture, recent developments happened in Indian economy with a vision to tackle the crucial problems of unemployment, under employment and poverty due to population explosion. It discusses the plight of women, their prospects and challenges to become economically sufficient, the alternative strategies for income generation taking women’s convince into account in women’s perspective. The book deals with the strength of sericulture in poverty alleviation and financial freedom for women in the two selected districts of Andhra Pradesh. The author made commendable effort to portray the true life situation through case studies. The book has been organized in 5 chapters. The first chapter deals with introduction about sericulture and empowerment of women. The Review of Literature is presented in the second chapter which is divided into six heads namely. The description of methodological aspects such as objectives, area of the study, sample of the study, method of data collection, tools for data collection etc. are given in third chapter. The fourth chapter is on the Results and Discussion which is divided into four parts, 4.1 Profile of the sample, 4.2 Empowerment of women, 4.3 Women and Sericulture and 4.4 Case Studies. The fifth chapter presents a Summary of the study, Conclusions drawn from the study and suggestions offered.

About the Author

P. Neeraja (b. 1970) has been working as Project Officer in Centre for Women’s Studies, Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam (Women’s University), Tirupati. She obtained her Post Graduation Degree in Women’s Studies and was awarded Ph.D for her work on ‘Empowerment of Women: Prospects in Sericulture’ during the year 2006 from the same University. She has considerable research experience as she has been involved in conducting several research projects and also training programmes on various issues related to women for the past 14 years. She published nine papers in reputed journals and edited books and presented over Thirty papers in National and International Seminars/Conferences. So far she has completed Seven minor research projects, Prepared Two modules to use in sensitization/Training programmes at community, academic levels and organized more than 50 training Programmes and Workshops on various issues such as Gender Sensitization, Empowerment, Women’s Health, and Entrepreneurship Development, Atrocities against Women, Stress Management, etc., and given many talks through All India Radio on issues related to women. Her areas of interests include Violence against Women, Entrepreneurship and Empowerment of Women.

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