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Women in Panchayats-The More Relevant Questions

Women in Panchayats The More Relevant Questions P M Mathew THE article by Manu Bhaskar on women panchayat members in Kerala (Economic and Political Weekly, April 26) is a notable contribution in the area of women studies for several counts. Since the implementation of the new Panchayat Raj Act, very few studies have taken place regarding the grass roots realities relating to its effective implementation. Besides, despite the presence of several studies in the area of women leadership, the micro-level reality relating to the sprouting and sustenance of leadership at the grass roots level remains unexplored. Above all, against the background of the heated national debate on official representation of women in legislative bodies, such a discussion obviously contributes to throwing much light upon the prevalent lacuna and the imperatives.

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