ISBN 9789351500797,Interrogating Womens Leadership and Empowerment

Interrogating Womens Leadership and Empowerment


Omita Goyal



SAGE Publications Ltd

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9789351500797

ISBN-10 9351500799

Hard Back

Number of Pages 296 Pages
Language (English)

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Looking at gender through multiple lenses, this volume seeks to understand what empowerment really means to women today. It examines the situation of women in, and their contribution to, politics, business, education, social and economic development, the womens movement, health, law, insurgency and the arts.
The volume analyses certain key issues of contemporary discourse including:
ownership of ones body and freedom of choice
redefinition of empowerment and leadership and how far we have achieved it
importance of equal access to education, employment and health
political participation and decision making, and
dichotomy between marginalisation of women on grounds of caste, class and religion in a society with changing laws on womens right.
Omita Goyal is presently Chief Editor of the IIC Quarterly, the Journal of the India International Centre. She started her career in the voluntary sector with the Indian Social Institute, New Delhi. Shortly thereafter she moved into academic publishing where she has spent over 27 years. She worked at SAGE Publications India Pvt Limited for 20 years, leaving as General Manager. Omita took time off to work as a freelance editor for SAGE and other institutions such as The World Bank, UNICEF, UNDP, Voluntary Health Association of India, Centre for Womens Development Studies, WHO, Institute of Social Studies, The Hague and TERI. In 2005, she was invited by Taylor and Francis to start a social science programme under their social science and humanities imprint, Routledge, as Publishing Director.
Table of Contents Understanding Leadership - Lessons from the Women’s Movement - Devaki Jain

Revisiting the Theme of Women’s ‘Empowerment’ - How Leadership Matters - Padmini Swaminathan
Women Leaders in Every Mohalla, Every Village - Renana Jhabvala
Rockets with Fire in Their Tails? Women Leaders in Kerala’s Panchayats - J. Devika
Labouring Intellectuals - The Conceptual World of Dalit Women - Gopal Guru
Czarinas or Girl Fridays? Women in the Corporate Sector - Pushpa Sundar
Leadership for Women’s Equality and Empowerment in Higher Education - Karuna Chanana
Anatomy of a Change - Early Women Doctors - Malavika Karlekar
From Dynasty to Legitimacy - Women Leaders in Indian Politics - Sudha Pai
Other Histories - Gender and Politics in the Fiction of Mahasweta Devi - Radha Chakravarty
In Her Own Write - Writing from a Dalit Feminist - Uma Chakravarti
Catalysing Craft - Women Who Shaped the Way - Ritu Sethi
Leadership in the Arts - Rukmini Devi Arundale - Ashish Mohan Khokar
Recasting Bodies and the Transformation of the Self - Women Performers in the Bombay Film Industry (1925 - 1947) - Sarah Rahman Niazi
Ascribing Feminist Intent - The Invention of the Indian Woman Artist - Deeptha Achar
The Alpha Songbirds - Independent and Vibrant - Kumud Diwan Jha
Empowering Women through Education - The Story of Indraprastha School - Aparna Basu
Gender and Governance - From Concern to Indicators - Satish B. Agnihotri
The Movement for Change - Implementation of Sexual Assault Laws - Kirti Singh
Caregivers, Caretakers - Dealing with Impunity and Immunity at the Margins - Sanjoy Hazarika