Ambedkar and Women

Raj Kumar, Commonwealth, 2011, viii, 304 p, ISBN : 9788131103005, $60.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Ambedkar and Women

Contents: Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. India’s social customs and systems. 3. Dalit women. 4. Dr. Ambedkar on women liberation. 5. Dr. Ambedkar and his educational thoughts. 6. Study of status of women problems in India. 7. The action plan. 8. Ambedkar on gender equality. Bibliography.

Ambedkar was a great advocate of liberation of women. He exported them to attend more to the cultivation of the mind and the spirit of self-help. According to him, the progress of a community is measured by the degree of progress, which women have achieved. He wanted to see them as their husbands friend and equal but not their slave. Education, he felt was as necessary for females as it was for males. He was a strong believes in women’s organisations.

Aim of this book is to make available to our readers material on Ambedkar’s views on liberation of women what according to him should be status of women of the modern India? Attempt has been made to select interesting and innovative literature on this topic.

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