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Vidura, July-September, 2015, Professor Vibhuti Patel Jun 2015

Vidura, July-September, 2015, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

When an ad is ‘not an ad’ / Sakuntala Narasimhan • Indian media and reporting of her neighbours / Shastri Ramachandaran • A losing battle for social justice? / Vibhuti Patel • The transformation of a women’s magazine / Sakuntala Narasimhan • A writer recalls her innings with Screen / Shoma A. Chatterji • The feminisation of urban poverty / Vibhuti Patel • Changing face of India’s disinherited daughters / Pamela Philipose • When radio proved to be a lifeline / John K. Babu • Linking folk musicians to new opportunities / Bharat Dogra • Bangladesh war widows have reason to smile / Nava Thakuria • Melodies and memories from the Northeast / Ranjita Biswas • Remembering Praful Bidwai


What Isin Store For Women In The Union Budget Of India 2015-16 ?, Professor Vibhuti Patel Mar 2015

What Isin Store For Women In The Union Budget Of India 2015-16 ?, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

The Union Budget (2015- 16) has subsidized the corporate sector by providing tax reductions and sops. The phased reduction of corporate tax has made the richer sections of the economy jubilant. The burden of indirect taxes is going to break the back of poor women. Macro-economic measures proposed in the budget are detrimental to the working class and the marginalized sections of the economy. With respect to more allocation for social sector, paralysis has been generated by neo-liberal analysis. Instead of raising the direct taxes from the rich sections to fund the Railway budget, public-private partnership (PPP) model is promoted ...


Vioces Of Women, Professor Vibhuti Patel Mar 2015

Vioces Of Women, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

Journey towards Gender Equality by Vibhuti Patel Professor and Head, Departmentof Economics, SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai We can observe a phenomenal growth in the number of groups and individuals working towards gender equality during the last three decades. In this current phase of the movement, thousands of grassroots women have taken leadership of the movement in their areas for gender equality. Many of the issues faced by women today have their traces in the past. The rich history of women’s movement can provide an insight into many of the contemporary problems. The successful strategies for the future cannot ...


Crimes In The Name Of Honour By Prof. Vibhuti Patel, Professor Vibhuti Patel Mar 2015

Crimes In The Name Of Honour By Prof. Vibhuti Patel, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

Crimes in the Name‘Honour’ Marriage and Spousal Selection: Choices beyond Caste, Endogamy and Religion by Vibhuti Patel Director, Centre for Study of Social Exclusion & Inclusive Policy, Professor and Head, Department of Economics, SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai-400020 Email: vibhuti.np@gmail.com Mobile-9321040048 Summary Crimes in the name of ‘honour’ are on a rise in our country. Both rural as well as urban areas are gripped with instances of horrific crimes where young citizens of our country are being killed for exercising their democratic right of choosing their life partners. The democratic minded people of our country are both ...


People's Reporter Feb. 10-25 2015, Vol. 28, No.3 Obituary Pravinaben Patel, Professor Vibhuti Patel Feb 2015

People's Reporter Feb. 10-25 2015, Vol. 28, No.3 Obituary Pravinaben Patel, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

Pravinaben was known as ‘giver’. When my father had to go to site, she would give food for both, himself and his driver. During monsoon, postman came to her asking for umbrella, if their footwear gave way, my mom would give him chappals or shoes. Whenever, a poor woman in the vicinity delivered a baby, she would make baby’s clothes, quilt and go to meet her even without knowing her personally. She taught ‘juvenile delinquents’ at remand home to cook, embroider, write and read. In spite of being in an extremely hierarchical eco-system of public sector, she treated everybody ...


Equitable Society With Equal Opportunites, Professor Vibhuti Patel May 2014

Equitable Society With Equal Opportunites, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

Equal access to education for women and girls will be ensured. Special measures will be taken to eliminate discrimination, universalize education, eradicate illiteracy, create a gender-sensitive educational system, increase enrolment and retention rates of girls and improve the quality of education to facilitate life-long learning as well as development of occupation/vocation/technical skills by women. Reducing the gender gap in secondary and higher education would be a focus area. Sectoral time targets in existing policies will be achieved, with a special focus on girls and women, particularly those belonging to weaker sections including the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes/Other ...


Womenpowerconnect Newsletter, Professor Vibhuti Patel Feb 2014

Womenpowerconnect Newsletter, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

Dear Friends, It is once again time to reflect on WomenPowerConnect’s work and achievements over the last three months. WPC has continued to develop and expand its advocacy agenda and targeted concern for women on child marriage supported by Ford Foundation, Women’s land rights and property supported by Oxfam India, and Enhancing access of the Mobile population to HIV & AIDS services’ information & support in collaboration with Care India. The projects in hand are progressing well along with other activities. Many achievements have been made in advocacy and networking while many new highs have to be touched in the ...


Prayas: Social Work In Criminal Justice Prayas_1990@Rediffmail.Com, Prayas.Rnd@Gmail.Com, Professor Vibhuti Patel Dec 2013

Prayas: Social Work In Criminal Justice Prayas_1990@Rediffmail.Com, Prayas.Rnd@Gmail.Com, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

Prayas: Social Work in Criminal Justice prayas_1990@rediffmail.com, prayas.rnd@gmail.com About Prayas Prayas is a Field Action Project of the Centre for Criminology and Justice, School of Social Work at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, initiated in 1990. It is a response to the needs of disadvantaged groups being processed by the Criminal Justice System (CJS). It aims at socio legal and economic rehabilitation of persons who are at a greater risk of being criminalised, vulnerable to being trafficked (for the purpose of commercial sexual exploitation), or destitution. Mission To contribute knowledge and insight to the ...


Grassroots_Grassroots Grassroots Rs 15 August 15, 2012 - Volume 4 Issue 8 I N S I D E A Journal Of The Press Institute Of India Promoting Reportage On The Human Condition, Professor Vibhuti Patel Aug 2013

Grassroots_Grassroots Grassroots Rs 15 August 15, 2012 - Volume 4 Issue 8 I N S I D E A Journal Of The Press Institute Of India Promoting Reportage On The Human Condition, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

During the past 15 years, Women’s Grievance Redressal Cells set up by the Mohalla Committee Movement in Maharashtra have played an important role in cementing the bonds between communities, spouses, neighbours and enlightened the youth. Meaningful relationships between individuals in the family have been forged as a result


Vidura, Professor Vibhuti Patel Jun 2013

Vidura, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

Two recent lectures in Chennai addressed a whole range of issues confronting India in the second decade of what was a few years earlier referred to as the New Millennium - B.G. Verghese’s special address at the Triplicane Cultural Academy on July 13 on the occasion of its diamond jubilee celebrations, and C. P. Chandrasekhar’s Lawrence Dana Pinkham Memorial Lecture on May 2 at the 13th Convocation of the Asian College of Journalism. Verghese was kind and sent me the transcript of his speech after returning to Delhi. When I later sent the text to our illustrator, Arun ...


Social Change, Professor Vibhuti Patel May 2013

Social Change, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

Rights of Adolescent Girls in India: A critical Look at Laws and Policies by Saumya Uma is timely publication about the most neglected segment of our society namely adolescent girls. Perceived as burden by their parents, neglected by policy makers, subordinated by patriarchal system, crushed before they bloom due to omnipresent misogyny; adolescent girls in India have to tread tight rope walk. The author rightly avers that in India experiences of adolescence for girls are greatly different from that for boys. For boys, adolescence is marked by greater autonomy in decision making about career, financial independence, enhanced status and expanded ...


Prof. Vibhuti Patel's Tribute To Dr. Vina Mazumdar 31-5-2013, Professor Vibhuti Patel May 2013

Prof. Vibhuti Patel's Tribute To Dr. Vina Mazumdar 31-5-2013, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

With passing away of Dr. Vina Mazumdar, our Vinadi the Indian Women’s movement has experienced an irreparable loss. Veenadee personified in her a far sighted and strong willed thinker and forceful speaker and convincing debater who had faith in ‘human goodness’. Her intellectual prowess did not make her ivory tower in her approach towards her colleagues and fellow travelers- academicians, policy makers, researchers and feminist activists. She always remained warm at heart, easy to approach, instant building of rapport, kind and accessible to ‘inarticulate’, ‘less known’ and ‘less influential’ people from remote places, civil and decent with her adversaries ...


Prof. Vibhuti Patel's Obituary For Dr. Vina Mazumdar, Professor Vibhuti Patel May 2013

Prof. Vibhuti Patel's Obituary For Dr. Vina Mazumdar, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

With passing away of Dr. Vina Mazumdar, our Vinadi the Indian Women’s movement has experienced an irreparable loss. Veenadee personified in her a far sighted and strong willed thinker and forceful speaker and convincing debater who had faith in ‘human goodness’. Her intellectual prowess did not make her ivory tower in her approach towards her colleagues and fellow travelers- academicians, policy makers, researchers and feminist activists. She always remained warm at heart, easy to approach, instant building of rapport, kind and accessible to ‘inarticulate’, ‘less known’ and ‘less influential’ people from remote places, civil and decent with her adversaries ...


State Of The Urban Youth, India 2012, Professor Vibhuti Patel Apr 2013

State Of The Urban Youth, India 2012, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

State of the Urban Youth India 2012: Employment, Livelihoods, Skills Executive Summary Every third person in urban India is a youth. In less than a decade from now, India, with a median age of 29 years will be the youngest nation in the world. India’s demographic transformation is creating an opportunity for the demographic burden of the past to be converted to a dividend for the future. For this to happen the country needs to adopt a three-pronged policy that will address the issues of employment, livelihoods and the skill status of youth. The State of the Urban Youth ...


Womenpowerconnect Newsletter, Professor Vibhuti Patel Mar 2013

Womenpowerconnect Newsletter, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

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Vidura, Professor Vibhuti Patel Mar 2013

Vidura, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

Shift to e-journal Dear Reader, With increasing printing costs, the Press Institute of India, a non-profit trust, is compelled to stop publication of the printed edition of Vidura with effect from the October-December 2013 issue. Vidura will, however, be published as an e-journal from the October-December 2013 issue, and select content will be hosted on our website (www.pressinstitute.in). The annual subscription to the e-journal will be Rs 200 and payment (in the form of DD favouring Press Institute of India) can be sent to the Director, PII-RIND, RIND Premises, Second Main Road, Taramani CPT Campus, Chennai 600 113 ...


Socio-Economic Profile Of Muslims: A State Profile Of Maharashtra, Professor Vibhuti Patel Mar 2013

Socio-Economic Profile Of Muslims: A State Profile Of Maharashtra, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

Chapter 1: Pages 4-18 An Overview Prof. Vibhuti Patel, Head, Department of Economics SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai Chapter 2: Pages 19-69 Socio Economic Status of Muslims in Maharashtra Shri. Prakash Chandra Mishra, Research Scholar, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai Ms. Amruta Bavadekar, Independent Researcher Dr. Ruby Ojha, Associate Professor, Department of Economics SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai Chapter 3: Pages 70-87 Case Study I: Gilber Hill, Andheri (W) Mumbai Smt. Lalitha Dhara, Vice Principal, Ambedkar College of Arts and Commerce, Wadala, Mumbai Chapter 4: Pages 88-100 Case Study 2: Parbhani, Maharashtra Shri. Sanjay Phad, Assistant Professor, Department of ...


Janata Weekly: Union Budget 2012-13, Professor Vibhuti Patel Mar 2013

Janata Weekly: Union Budget 2012-13, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

It is important to understand political context in which, the Union budget 2012-13 has shaped the financial allocations in the social sector, especially gender budgeting and flagship centrally sponsored schemes for anti-poverty programmes.


Womenpowerconnect, Delhi Publication Connect, Professor Vibhuti Patel Feb 2013

Womenpowerconnect, Delhi Publication Connect, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

It is important to understand the context in which gender budgeting has acquired great attention in the Union Budget 2013-14. India’s record for achieving the Millennium Development Goals has been extremely poor as compared to several African, Latin American and Asian Counties. In international for a “Shining India” India has been named and shamed continuously for not being able to reduce maternal mortality rate and child mortality rate, wide spread anaemia and malnutrition among women and children, starvation deaths in certain pockets, sky rocketing prices of essential goods for the poor, namely food, water and cooking fuel.


Indian Association Of Women's Studies Newsletter, January, 2013, Professor Vibhuti Patel Dec 2012

Indian Association Of Women's Studies Newsletter, January, 2013, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

The Indian Association for Women’s Studies was established in 1982 by a resolution adopted by the rst National Conference of Women’s Studies held in Mumbai in April 1981. IAWS is registered under the Registrar of Societies (No.S/12936 New Delhi) and under FCRA. The Association provides a forum for interaction among institutions and individuals engaged in teaching, research or action. The membership includes educational and social welfare organisations, and individual academics, researchers, students, activists, social workers, media persons and others concerned with women’s issues, and with women’s development and em powerment. One of the major ...


Sex Ratio In Mumbai, Professor Vibhuti Patel Dec 2012

Sex Ratio In Mumbai, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

Gender equity has been a prominent aspect of equity concerns in public policy. The gender dimension has led to widespread advocacy and focused attention on equity in other than economic areas, such as education, health, decision-making, violence against women and political participation. The human development approach offers a capability-based approach to gender equity in development that is a departure from traditions focused on income and growth. Gender concerns have given the approach the power and flexibility to encompass aspects of inequality that would otherwise go unremarked. Its sensitivity to gender in turn has made it sensitive to a range of ...


Understanding Women's Issues-A Feminist Standpoint [Paperback]: Shahida Murtaza (Editor), Lambert Academic Publications, Germany, Isbn-10: 3659227722, Isbn-13: 978-3659227721, Pages-304, Price: $99.75, Professor Vibhuti Patel Dec 2012

Understanding Women's Issues-A Feminist Standpoint [Paperback]: Shahida Murtaza (Editor), Lambert Academic Publications, Germany, Isbn-10: 3659227722, Isbn-13: 978-3659227721, Pages-304, Price: $99.75, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

The book by Dr. Shahida is a faculty in the department of women education at Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad, India provides the ‘epistemology of the oppressed’ as it gives a different view on hegemonic reality. CONTENTS UNDERSTANDING WOMEN’S ISSUES-A FEMINIST III-XXVI STANDPOINT-SHAHIDA III-XXVI WOMEN’S STRUGGLES AND WOMEN’S MOVEMENT IN INDIA 1-21 VIBHUTI PATEL GENDER EQUALITY AND GENDER BUDGETING IN INDIA 22-48 SAYED AFZAL PEERZADE AND SUSHMA ANGADI NEW REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGY AND WOMEN’S HUMAN RIGHTS 49-66 TALMEEZ FATMA NAQVI WOMEN’S ROLE IN RRELIGIOUS PRACTICES OF ANGAMI NAGA SOCIETY 67-95 VITSO YANO AND REKHA PANDE ...


Women Power Connect Obituary Mrinal Gore: Vibhuti Patel, Professor Vibhuti Patel Nov 2012

Women Power Connect Obituary Mrinal Gore: Vibhuti Patel, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

On 17th July 2012, Mrinal Gore passed away. With her demise, an era of women freedom fighters with feminist sensitivities in praxis is over. Inspired by Quit India Movement under leadership of Mahatma Gandhi, 14 year old young girl Mrinal became active in the freedom movement. Drawn to political and social causes, she gave up a promising career in medicine in order to organise the poorest and most powerless. She married her comrade, Shri Keshav Gore and when he died at a young age in 1958, she founded Keshav Gore Smarak Bhavan which provided democratic platform to progressive forces for ...


Challenges For Development In 21st Century (B.R. Publications, Delhi, 2011), A Book Authored By Dr. Ruby Ojha & Book Review By Prof. Vibhuti Patel, Professor Vibhuti Patel Aug 2012

Challenges For Development In 21st Century (B.R. Publications, Delhi, 2011), A Book Authored By Dr. Ruby Ojha & Book Review By Prof. Vibhuti Patel, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

This book makes a path-breaking contribution to encourage discourse on some of the most neglected areas in the mainstream economics. This scholarly contribution towards understanding of the macro-economic parameters affecting development economics goes beyond economic history and examines wide range of contemporary development problems. The provides up-to-date reference material for development economics, gender economics, International Trade and Economics of infrastructure. The scholar has examined wide range of contemporary concerns in development studies using prism of economics. She has touched specialized areas such as gender economics, environmental economics and inter-disciplinary work on social sector of the economy. International Trade and Economics ...


Indian Asociation Of Women's Studies Newsletter, Professor Vibhuti Patel Jun 2012

Indian Asociation Of Women's Studies Newsletter, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

Mrinaltai was born on 24th June, 1928 in an educated patriotic family and influenced by Mahatma Gandhi’s Quit India movement as a young medical student. She gave up her a promising career in medicine to plunge full time into organizing the poor and the marginalised. For more than half a century and till her death, she had been involved with a series of organizations and leading protests both on the streets and in the corridors of power, focusing on women’s rights, dalit rights, civil rights such as water, housing, sanitation, education and health services, environmental concerns communal harmony ...


Understnading Women's Issues A Feminist Standpoint By Shahida Murtaza, Professor Vibhuti Patel Jun 2012

Understnading Women's Issues A Feminist Standpoint By Shahida Murtaza, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

In the 19th century, the male social reformers with the blessing of the British administrators, influenced by western liberal democratic values initiated the process of fight against female infanticide, widow-burning, segregation of women from the public life, prostitution and begging by the destitute women. They also organised public functions for widow-remarriages. As a result, their relatives, neighbours, community leaders and the organised religion boycotted them. In a way, it was a blessing in disguise because their isolation from petty politics gave them ample time and resources to interact with the power-structures to bring about legal reforms and establish educational institutions ...


Grassroots, Professor Vibhuti Patel Feb 2012

Grassroots, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

Self-help groups, milk cooperatives, the increasing participating of women in political activity, agitation against deforestation and alcoholism by selfhelp groups, the educational status of women and their children, accessibility to infrastructural activity, improved decision-making capacity, and the knowledge and use of contraceptives show positive changes in the socioeconomic status of tribal women in Valod. The improvement has not taken place overnight. Gandhian ideology defi nitely played a very important role. So, too, did self-help goups who are emerging on a large scale in Valod Taluka. Development from the grassroots, a dream of Gandhiji, is now becoming a reality. It noteworthy ...


Gender And Inclusive Growth, Professor Vibhuti Patel Nov 2011

Gender And Inclusive Growth, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

In spite of claim of ‘gender inclusive growth’ by the Eleventh Five Year Plan (2007-2012), the mass of Indian women have not only been bypassed but also marginalised in the growth process. Real wages of mass of women have declined. Due to withdrawal of the state from social sector, women’s work burden in unpaid care economy (cooking, cleaning, nursing, collecting fuel-fodder-water, etc.) has increased manyfold. Subordinate status of women manifests in declining child sex ratio i.e., ‘missing girls phenomenon’, deteriorating reproductive and child health, feminisation of poverty, increased violence against women, enhanced mortality and morbidity among girls and ...


Satyagraha As A Peaceful Method Of Conflict Resolution By Vibhuti Patel, Professor Vibhuti Patel Oct 2011

Satyagraha As A Peaceful Method Of Conflict Resolution By Vibhuti Patel, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

Conflict resolution discourse of modern problem solving and win-win [as opposed to power-based and zero sum] approaches leading to integrative conflict resolution [as opposed to mere compromise and distributive outcomes] strongly echoes Gandhi's own writings and the analyses of some Gandhian scholars. The Twenty-First Century radical thinkers of environment, human rights and women's movement advocate conflict resolution techniques as potentially being about more than the solution of immediate problems that see a broader personal and societal transformation as the ultimate goal. Gandhian Satyagraha should be squarely located within conflict resolution discourse. In this principle of non-violence, Mahatma Gandhi ...


A Long Battle For The Girl Child By Vibhuti Patel, Professor Vibhuti Patel May 2011

A Long Battle For The Girl Child By Vibhuti Patel, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

The Forum against Sex Determination and Sex Preselection began its campaign in Mumbai against discriminatory abortions of female foetuses in April 1986. In the 25 years since then, laws have been enacted against the practice but female foeticide continues. It is a major challenge to fight the use of pre-selection techniques for sonpreference without jeopardising women’s right to safe abortion.