Radical ideologies, revolutionary movements, political upheavals, legal frameworks and many such initiatives have been taken up to prove a Woman’s Equality, and uplift her status all over the world. Though the voices raised are loud and heard; but the moot question is whether the word ‘Feminism,’ in its true sense, has been understood and implemented in the ‘still very much’ patriarchal society of today. The undercurrent answer to this question is echoed and retorted in this book on Gender studies.
Elaborating on the Indian woman, this book comments on the condition of women, from ancient India to the modern day India—her transforming status; the laws devised to protect her; social taboos surmounting her; and the changing social patterns that are being brought to nullify the gender differences—be it at home, within an office and within the society.
The book begins with a feminist approach to politics, movements led by the feminists, their treatment in literature, autobiographies, their contribution towards economic sectors, their health, education, e-governance, and role towards environment.
A dedicated chapter elaborates on women in Tagore’s work, with original text excerpts in Bengali and their literal translations. The final chapter deals with Indian women and their tryst with crime day in and out; the unchanged age-old laws which are in need of serious review; and the role of media and society in providing them the due accreditation of ‘being someone’.
The book is intended for the students of Gender Studies, Political Science, English, Sociology, and Media Studies.