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Essays on Women Empowerment

Author Name: Dr. A Radhakrishnan Nair | Format: Paperback | Genre : Educational & Professional | Other Details

Women Empowerment is a social process, making women realize their potential, their knowledge and expertise and strengthen their capacity in a way help them to play a meaningful role in their own life or in their community’s development. It’s about trusting themselves as well as the realization of one’s own capacities. Women feel empowered, because they realize that they can make a difference. 
This edited volume has 17 articles of which 14 are discussing various issues of women directly including:
• livelihood generation and employment, 
• health, mental health, art-based therapy as a strategy to maintain mental health and adolescent girls,  
• yoga as a life skill for maintaining women health, 
• education of women including the philosophy of Savitri Bhai Phule, 
• life skills for developing the agency or capacity development of female students, 
• gender related stigma in schools, 
• gender and politics of appeasement, 
• women in agriculture, eco-feminism and women in community development, 
• empowerment of women:  Government of India initiatives, 
• children with disabilities, 
• socio-cultural animation for tribal development and 
• children without parents or abandoned. 
This collection of articles will be a great contribution to the body of knowledge pertaining to Sociology and Women Studies.
The edited book, “Essays on Women Empowerment” is intended as a festschrift volume in honour of Prof. M Indu Kumari, who is a renowned Professor of Sociology and an expert in women studies from the University of Kerala. 
Related Disciplines:
Sociology, Women Studies, Gender Studies, Gender and Development, Social Work, Development in Practice, Public Policy, etc.

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Dr. A Radhakrishnan Nair

Dr. A Radhakrishnan Nair is an experienced administrator of higher education institutions & social development sector in India. He is a pioneer in life skills education in the country with several research publications, books and training manuals on life skills education authored by him. As a Master Trainer in life skills, employability, adolescent and youth development he has trained thousands of officers, volunteers, activists, educationists, etc.  Dr. Nair was the Founding President of Indian Association of Life Skills Education and Managing Editor of International Journal of Life Skills Education. He had an illustrious career with Government of India in the senior management level in Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, Faculty Head in RGNIYD (an INI), Former Registrar of Central University of Kerala, an Expert Consultant with CIPET (a Central Govt Organization). At present Dr. Nair is engaged as Visiting Professor at Assam Don Bosco University, Azra. He studied Sociology in the University of Kerala and done his Ph. D in tribal issues under the supervision of Prof. M Indu Kumari.