Khaleda Gani Dutt
Khaleda Gani Dutt

Avhandlingstitel

The Role of Adult Literacy in Transforming the Lives of Women in Rural India: Overcoming Gender Inequalities. Comparative case studies in Bhilwara District Rajasthan & Howrah District West Bengal India.

Opponent

Professor Airi Rovio-Johansson, Gothenburg Research Institute, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg.

Betygsledamöter

Professor Helena Ahl, Business School, Jönköping University, professor Catherine A. Odora Hoppers, National Research Foundation, University of South Africa, samt associate professor Joakim Landahl, Department of Education, Stockholm University. Suppleant är associate professor Henrik Hansson, Department of Computer and System Sciences (DSV), Stockholm University.

The Role of Adult Literacy in Transforming the Lives of Women in Rural India: Overcoming Gender Inequalities: Comparative case studies in Bhilwara District Rajasthan & Howrah District West Bengal India.
The Role of Adult Literacy in Transforming the Lives of Women in Rural India: Overcoming Gender Inequalities. Comparative case studies in Bhilwara District Rajasthan & Howrah District West Bengal India.

Handledare och ordförande

Professor Vinayagum Chinapah, Department of Education, Stockholm University.

Avhandlingsbeskrivning

The critical issue investigated in this comparative case study is why and how established hegemonic practices changed because of the catalytic role of adult literacy. The research was conducted in Bhilwara District, Rajasthan and Howrah District, West Bengal, India, respectively where literacy has played an intrinsic role in transforming the lives of the rural and marginalized women. As a result, assessing empowerment/transformation would mean identifying the constraints to empowerment, how women’s agency has developed and what was the changing roles of literacy in their lives?

Länk till avhandlingen i fulltext i DiVA

Khaleda Gani Dutt will defend her doctoral thesis 4th  March 2017, at 13.00
in Lilla Hörsalen, Naturhistoriska riksmuseet, Frescativägen 40.
 

Title of thesis: The Role of Adult Literacy in Transforming the Lives of Women in Rural India: Overcoming Gender Inequalities.  Comparative case studies in Bhilwara District Rajasthan & Howrah District West Bengal India.