Women"s education in India
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Women"s education in India myth and reality by Pratima K. Chaudhary

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Published by Har-Anand Publications in New Delhi .
Written in English



  • India.


  • Women -- Education -- India.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [150]-156) and index.

StatementPratima Chaudhary.
LC ClassificationsLC2322 .C47 1995
The Physical Object
Pagination160 p. ;
Number of Pages160
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL947574M
ISBN 108124103100
LC Control Number95904677

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Women in India also face difficulties in obtaining an education, with only 40% of women being literate as many girls are taken out of school to help in the home. A large percentage of women in India work, yet only 16% of rural women and 11% of urban women claim waged work as their primary activity. Historically, women have a much lower literacy rate than men in India. From the British Raj to India’s independence, literate women accounted for only % of the total female population (Raman, ). Upon the establishment of the Republic of India, the government has attached great importance to women’s education. Women’s education in India is still a hot topic of discussion. The world average female literacy rate is %, while in India the average rate is %. As one of the most populous countries in the world, India has abundant human resource, one of the critical factors that act as harbinger of prosperity. So much so that the World Bank thinks. Female education in India  is still below the world average.  Hopefully, several success stories come to prove that there is no deadlock that cannot be crushed. Education is the driving force of societies. Its lack or complete absence is dangerous for the whole : Aghavni.

Secondary education serves as a link between elementary and higher education. The secondary level of education in India includes children at the age of 14 to   My book tells the story of Prerna—our school in India which has focused on girls’ lives and organized its goals, processes, and curricula in response to Author: Urvashi Sahni.   Meaning of Women education. Women education refers to every form of education that aims at improving the knowledge, and skill of women and girls. It includes general education at schools and colleges, vocational and technical education, professional education, health education, etc. Women education encompasses both literary and non-literary education.   Currently, Indian women contribute only 18 percent to the country’s GDP — one of the lowest in the world — and only 25 percent of India’s labor force is women.

importance given by women’s liberation movements to equality of opportunity in economic participation and political decision making process by women should be viewed. The Social Framework In order to understand the status of women in India we have to study the problem in socio-cultural context. Business ideas for women education in India. Since India’s Independence, we have come a long way and the change is visible in the field of technology, lifestyle, development, and adapting change in almost every sphere of : Nibedita Mohanta. Moreover educated women can also help in the reduction of infant mortality rate and growth of the population. Although in the Vedic period women had access to education in India, they had gradually lost this right. However, in the British period there was revival of interest in women’s education in India. Chapter -4 WOMEN EDUCATION IN BRITISH INDIA PAST REVISITED “The real power of those who built colonial empires lay less in their guns than in the educational systems they introduced: ‘the gun coerces the body but the school bewitches the mind.”-Sheik Hamidou Kane Impact of British Empire on Indian Education.