About the Book:
Urbanization, rise in female education, democratization of political system, spread of media of mass communication and modernization have brought epoch-making changes in man-woman relationships on a societal canvass. Gender issues have wrought many more changes in the role of women in diverse capacity. This is clearly borne out by the changes that have occurred in the contemporary Indian family. Through the process of globalization gender has become an important social and political issue even in a developing country like India which is way behind the developed world with respect to the level of female education, expectancy of life at birth, urban and industrial development, political awareness, spread of media of mass communication and modernization. The prime purpose of this book is to provide a comprehensive overview of the gender issues in contemporary India. I believe the book will be found useful by scholars, students and professionals who work with gender issues and also by lay people interested in the study of Indian women.
About the Author:
J. P. SINGH, an author and lexicographer, holds a PhD in Demography from the Australian National University, Canberra. He had advance training in population and economics at the ISS, Hague (the Netherlands) and attended Summer Training Program at Institute of Population, East-West Center of University of Hawaii (USA). He has worked as Professor Sociology, Additional Director of Population Research Centre (sponsored by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India) and Pro Vice-Chancellor of Patna University, Patna. He has also worked as Director (Higher Education) and Director-cum-Chairman, Bihar Hindi Granth Academy, Government of Bihar. He has published more than 100 research papers and book reviews in professional journals from India and abroad and set a record of publishing 40 books in the field of demography, anthropology and sociology during four decades of his academic career. Contemporary Sociological Theories, Comprehensive Dictionary of Sociology (2 Vols.), Western Socio-logical Theories (2 Vols) and Mapping India’s Population are his seminal contributions.