Educational Attainments and Changing Status of Scheduled Caste Women: A Comparative Study by Dr. B.Y. Mamatha
In India, about half of the society’s population consist of women, but their contribution as the pillars of development is very minimal. By the societies structural arrangements women are given the lower position in hierarchical categorisation holding multi-dimensional characteristics of economical exploitation, political powerlessness, social discrimination due to various level including economic growth, education, degree of modernization, access to communication. The most ill-starred fact is that despite of growth and development the status of women is still not proportionate at micro level of household nor at macro level of society at large.
Education the affirmative tool for social change and development to reduce the inequalities in the society and help to raise the individual’s social status in every aspect of life. India, the caste ridden system where access to educational opportunities is beyond the reach of every person, even though the constitution grants the compensatory discrimination policies of 15 percent reserved seats in higher educational institution yet the backlash and ground-reality have to be reviewed for the positive outcomes. It is indeed a strenuous to point the educational status of women as they contribute two-thirds of our population and contributing towards the GDP growth rate of our nation, yet the most dismal picture of the reserved sections of the women flashes the un-neutral status in this context.
Scheduled caste women are deprived of education facilities, and confined mostly to domestic chores leading to economic dependency but the present society has sown the seeds of development through the reformative process of change, very well happening with opportunities getting opened to Dalit women and liberal-minded attitude been perceived towards scheduled caste women is positive and acceptable environment.
Indeed, The book provides a description about the status of educational and socio-economic position of scheduled caste women in the selected area namely Hyderabad and Mahabubnagar district of Telangana State. The book is an outcome of the author’s dedicated to academic pursuit. All of the book’s chapters are thoroughly explained using various statistical models.
Dr. B.Y. Mamatha (b.1979), is a Faculty in the Department of Sociology, Nizam College, Osmania University, Hyderabad. She received a Ph.D. in sociology, Osmania University, and Hyderabad. She qualified UGC-NET in Sociology. She graduated from Vanitha Maha vidhyalaya in Nampally, Hyderabad, and holds a Master's in sociology from Osmania University. Additionally, UGC, New Delhi awarded her a Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship and Post Doctoral Fellowship for SC,ST. Her research interests are in women studies and social change. She has written in the International Journal of Health Sciences(IJHS) Scopus. She has published research articles, Book in k.k publications and Book chapters.
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