Free From Oppression to Assertion

From Oppression to Assertion
By:Nirmala Buch
Published on 2016-01-20 by Routledge India

The book explores the experiences, impact and responses of women in village panchayats in India after a Constitutional Amendment in 1992 made it mandatory to reserve one-third positions for women. Based on extensive field research with interviews of 1,200 panchayat representatives and community members in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh (states usually seen as low on social and gender indicators), the book documents awareness, motivation, perceptions, and participation levels of women elected in the first election following the Amendment, with a follow-up survey of the same panchayats in the next two elections. This work maps the empowering impact on women's self, the attitudes and perceptions of the family and responses of other social institutions. It explodes the myth of women's disinterest in politics, the entry of only affluent women and relatives of influential politicians, and particularly, of these women as proxy for their male kin. The recent policy announcements reserving more seats for women in panchayats (from one-third to one-half) makes this book topical, and especially interesting in light of the opposition to the reservation of seats for women in state legislatures and the parliament.

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Book which was published by Routledge India since 2016-01-20 have ISBNs, ISBN 13 Code is 9781138662766 and ISBN 10 Code is 1138662763

Book which have "220 Pages" is Printed at BOOK under CategoryPolitical Science

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