This book visualizes the invisiualised women labour and the exploitation of working women in India. It presents the in-depth analysis of the socio-economic, political and legal perspective of women labour and labour laws in India. An attempt is made in this work to understand the women labour in India in a historical perspective as well as the socio-economic and political position of women in the different historical trajectory of Indian civilisation.
A comprehensive analysis of the national and international labour laws, the policies and programmes which has been enacted by the Indian Government for the promotion and protection of the rights of women in general and working women in particular done along with their lacunas. A special emphasis is given to evaluate the working of the institutional mechanism developed for the promotion and protection of women labour at national and international levels.
The rise in the economic level of the family and the participation of the women workers outside the domestic activities is also analysed along with the socio-economic and psychological parameters of the India society.
The work participation of women from the dawn of independence to the era of globalisation in India has been comprehensively presented in the study. This book presents the complete pictures of the constitutional, institutional and legal frame of the rights of the working women and the realties to which the women labour is facing in India.