Book title: Gender & Human Development in Central & South Asia
Author(s): Mondira Dutta (Ed)
ISBN: 978-81-8274-716-6
Publication Year: 2013
Binding: HB
Pages: 299
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About the Book:

We are on the eve of the deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals, that were promised and pledged in the year 2000 by 189 nations of the world. It was envisaged to overcome extreme poverty and multiple deprivations existing in the society. With barely less than three years left to reach 2015, it would be interesting to study if there is a growing equality of opportunity between people and among nations. This is an issue that now dominates every discourse on development debate in the third millennium. The pace of development has been accompanied by rising disparities within nations and between nations. The most significant of these being gender disparity. Despite a relentless struggle to equalize opportunities between women and men, the issue remains an unfinished agenda and eludes the much desired change.

This book could not have come at a more appropriate time. This publication consisting of contributions across Central Asia and South Asia adds to the slender collection of literature in understanding the present challenges and concerns that grip these regions in achieving the millennium development goals by 2015. It highlights sharp gender inequalities and the barriers to social and economic development that grip the region. This book will be a great source of information in helping scholars and researchers and also will contribute significantly in framing policy recommendations by the concerned countries.

About the Author:

Dr. Mondira Dutta, is currently the Director & the Division Coordinator of the Central Asian Area Studies Programme, CSCSEASWAPS, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. With 32 years of teaching and research experience, her fields of specialization include Gender Studies & Human Security with particular reference to India, Afghanistan and Central Asia. She was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award, at the International Congress of Women, New Delhi on 7th March 2009 by United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan and the Govt. of India.

She has been a Consultant to several national and international organizations.


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