It illustrates the critical importance of localized participation for building justice in the society.
Devaki Jain, The Citizen (India's 1st Independent online daily), March 19, 2017
Devaki Jain, The Hindu, February 3, 2017
Devaki Jain, April 2, 2016, The Indian Express
The Outlook India, February 25, 2016
The volume examines the various aspects of ongoing process of empowerment of women in the country, drawing experiences from different states. Analysing the role of women in decentralisation, it addresses a variety of issues concerning political empowerment of women at grassroots level, decentralisation of child care service, emerging patterns of rural women leadership and gender needs. The contributions of self-help groups have also been assessed.
A committed but critical anthology of essays on the theory and practice of the Forum, with essays by wo/men from many parts of the world, with many different points of view. This online version is abbreviated from the printed original, published by Viveka, New Delhi. This is so that it might provide a taster for the print version (with its extensive Documents and Resources) rather than an alternative to it.