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About the Book:-With the opening up of Indian economy and the liberalisation of markets in 1990, information and communication (ICT) has emerged as a key driver of economic and social development in India touching the lives of men and women in difference ways. This book attempts to examine the role of ICT in empowering women in India, particularly belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and minority community. Providing a national perspective of macro issues in gender growth and development, it presents a critical analysis of the role of ICT in the development of embroidery sector dominated by marginalised workers from Dalit and Muslim communities in National Capital region.
About the Author:- Shikha Mathur Kumar, a civil servant, has been working in the telecom sector for over two decades at a time when the country was a witness to liberalisation and wide expansion of mobile telephony and internet. She did her M.Phil. in UNIDO from School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and Ph.D. from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. Her interest in gender studies led her to take up an impact study of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) on embroidery and fashion sector of India where women have benefitted in a big way.