DEPT. OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
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*PROF.DR GUNJAN AGARWAL
DEPT. OF HUMINITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
The woman has waged a long and relentless battle for a dignified existence and equality with her male counterpart. Still her life is fraught with insecurities and risks. The birth of a female child even today herald a spell of gloom and anxiety for the parents. She is discriminated against in matter of health, education and occupational opportunities. J.S Mill, an English political economist and philosopher felt women should be enfranchised because being physically weaker they are more dependent on society for protection. No doubt education is an instrument for freeing women from a state of subordination and exploitation and enables them to play the role of an agent for social liberation. The present paper emphasizes the development of professional skills of Indian women through education and the problems being faced by them to reach their goals. Many social reformers like Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Ishwar Chand Vidya Sagar, M.G Ranade and others had worked tirelessly for social equality.