This book explores notions of development as they relate to women and representations of women in society and literature across the world. Multidisciplinary in its approach, the essays in this volume examine subjects such as women's writing, dialectics of the self and society, as well as empowerment, to trace women's negotiation for space. To this end, Women and Development: Self, Society and Empowerment makes a significant contribution to women's studies.
Divided into four sections, the essays by eminent scholars of South Asia provide a rich diversity of viewpoints in aspects of women's empowerment and representation, gender discrimination and the role of women in ancient and modern workplaces. The book also provides insights into important areas of women's education, legal rights, and subaltern (re)configurations in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Women and Development: Self, Society and Empowerment will be of interest to scholars and academics of Women's Studies, New Literatures in English, Postcolonial and Interdisciplinary Studies.