Shefali Roy, is an Associate Professor and Head, Department of Political Science, Patna Women’s College, Patna University, Patna. Dr. Roy has more than 23 years of teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students. She has specialized in Political Sociology, in general, and Gender Issues, in particular. She has presented many papers in international and national seminars. She has also authored and edited books on Women Empowerment and their Rights.