WOMEN REINVENTING DEVELOPMENT: The Odisha Experiment
Women in the State of Odisha have played an important role in development, however they remain mostly invisible in policy and research. The anthology, Women Reinventing Development- The Odisha experience, attempts to undertake a journey from the States’ rich historical tradition to its present stage of development to locate women’s spaces in this process. The absence of analytical work on women’s role in the development of the State in being increasingly felt. This volume, we hope, will fill to some extent, the intellectual and activitst gap in feminist literature.
Asha Hans is a former Professor of Political Science and Director School of Women’s Studies, Utkal University, Odisha. She is the founding President of Sansristi, a gender research organisation and Director, Development Research Institute, Bhubaneswar
Amrita Patel was a Researcher, Trainer and Teacher on Women’s Studies and has worked on issues of Gender Budgeting, land rights of Women, women empowerment and declining child sex ratio.
Bidyut Mohanty was the Head of Women’s Studies from 1993 to 2016 in the Institute of Social Sciences. Her specialization is in Gender Studies, Development Studies and cross cultural issues.
Swarnamayee Tripathy is Professor in Public Administration in Utkal University. She has taught Political Science at Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, Delhi.