Call for Chapters: Edited Book on Women in Contemporary India: Issues and Challenges: Submit by Sep 25

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About the Author

Mr. Chander Parkash Singh is an Advocate at Jammu and Kashmir High Court from the last 3 years.

Call for Chapters

Title of the Book: Women in Contemporary India: Issues and Challenges

Women constitute about half of the world’s total population, but still equality of women is not fully recognized. Their position and status have been inferior to male members of the society. India is a region of striking socio-economic and cultural diversity with wide variations.

Within the Indian subcontinent, there have been infinite variations of the status of women, differing according to the cultural milieu, family structures, caste, class, property right etc. we have to specify as to whether we are talking about rural women or urban women, about middle class or lower class women, about Brahmin or scheduled caste woman, about women in the Hindu society or in the Muslim community.

Due to the development of patriarchal society women have become a weaker section, her functions have been neglected to more procreation and attending to household chores. She has become a target of social and economic exploitation. ‘Invisible hand’, ‘Should women count?’, ‘Subordinated half’, ‘Neither sustenance nor sustainability’, ‘Half hidden world’, ‘From field to cooking pot’, ‘Second sex’ etc. all these peculiar phases are often used to reflect the lack of equality and human right to women and the freedom to make decisions which affects their lives and results in widening disparities in human capabilities and functioning associated between men and women.

The position of women in modern India has changed considerably. Her position in modern Indian society is equal to that of men, socially, economically, educationally, politically & legally. Her sufferings from Sati, Child marriage, Institution of Temple prostitution no longer exist. Still a no. of issues and aspects need consideration. The problems and issues require special attention.

Call for Chapters

They are looking forward to receive research papers from the students, researchers, academicians, etc. The research paper should address the key issues and highlight different views and arguments in the present scenario. Some suggestions should also be put forth by the authors for improving the present situation.

Every research paper should be accompanied by an abstract of 200 to 300 words mentioning the Title of the Paper, Theme, Sub Theme, Name of the Author and Co-Author, E-mail Address, Postal Address and Contact Number of the Author/Co-Author.

The abstract should mention the novelty of the idea which the author wishes to put forth. It should also mention the outcome of the research paper.

Word Limit

The word limit for research paper (inclusive of abstract) is between 2000 words (minimum) to 4000 words (maximum) This word limit is inclusive of footnotes. The word limit must be strictly adhered to by the participants. Each participant is required to submit an anti-plagiarism declaration along with the paper stating that his/her paper is an original and bona fide piece of research work and that it has not been published or being considered for publication elsewhere.

Sub Themes

  • Human Rights with special reference to Women rights.
  • Fundamental Rights of Women.
  • Women’s Safety and the City.
  • Policies and Resources.
  • Evaluating Safe Cities for Women Initiatives.
  • Women’s Safety and Public Transportation.
  • Dayan Pratha, an amalgamation of Patriarchy and superstition.
  • Cyber Crime against women and its prevention.
  • Infertility in Women: who is to be blamed?
  • Mental and Physical Violence against women.
  • Deification and Demonization of women.
  • Curbing Domestic violence against women.
  • Reproductive Rights of women.
  • Sexual violence and social stigma.
  • Human Trafficking/Sex Slavery.
  • Rape culture in India.
  • Honour and women
  • Sociological and Historical Dimension of Women Empowerment.
  • Role of Education in Women Empowerment.
  • National Movement and Women’s Empowerment.
  • Problems and issues of Elderly Women.
  • Women’s empowerment in political sphere.
  • Legislation and Administrative Action in Independent India.
  • Genesis of Growing Crimes against women societal ills.
  • Continuing Gender Wage Gap.
  • Laws Mandating Paid Sick and Parental Leave.
  • Affordable and Competent Child Care.
  • Accommodations for Pregnant Women.
  • Treatment of Women in Prison.
  • Role of Women in Academia.
  • Inadequate Representation.
  • Role of Reservation for Women.

This list is just illustrative and not exhaustive. Researchers are welcomed for papers on any topic which is related to the main theme.

Co-Authorship

Co-Authorship is allowed. However, there can be a maximum of two co-authors in one research paper. There is a participation fee for Rs. 800/- at par for all the contributors such as students, researchers, academicians, etc. and the participants are encouraged to participate. In case of Co-Author/s, each Co-Author/s is chargeable with the same fee as of Author. Payment for publication to be done after the acceptance of the submitted paper is communicated to the author.

Note: Each Author with selected paper will be provided with soft copy of the book as well as 1 complimentary hardcopy.

Footnoting

The authors should use the ILI (Indian Law Institute) format of Footnoting and Times New Roman Font 12 with bold headings and space lining 1.5.

Important Dates

  • Last date for Paper Submission: 25th September 2020
  • Acceptance of Paper submitted: Within a week of Submission
  • Tentative Date of Publication: Within the month of October 2020 (Soft Copy) (subject to working of the publisher) and within the month of October/November, 2020, Hard copies (Subject to the postal services).
  • The papers should be sent by e-mail to [email protected] latest by 25th September 2020. Papers submitted after the last date shall not be considered for publication.

Publication

The selected best quality papers will be sent for publication in ISBN numbered book. For extra the Hardcopy of the book, the person has to pay Rs. 400/- for the book with Rs 40/- as postal charges.

Contact Details

Chander Parkash Singh: 8716022020

Email: [email protected]


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