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Women Education in Jharkhand: A Historical Perspective | Original Article

Shama Perveen Dr. Rajnish Kumar Dr. Kiran Mishra in Shodhaytan (RNTUJ-STN) | Multidisciplinary Academic Research


The best thermometer to measure the progress of any society is its treatment of its women. There is no hope of rise for that family or country where there is no value of women, where they live in sadness” This above mentioned thought of Swami Vivekanand on Women rightly points out that women education is the essential indicators of nation’s development. There is no doubt that education creates awareness within people i: e discovering themselves and around, acts as the major catalyst and prime factors for bringing out the social change and transformation. And, this is the reason, why, the status of women education has become one of the most important agenda which are being discussed in the today’s world. It is well said that “by educating a woman, you educate the whole family”. Education plays the most crucial role in the development of women’s status. Women education allows them to articulate their aspiration and strategies for change. The participation of women in educational opportunities help them to compete with their family  responsibilities because, women are still consider usually the only once responsible for domestic duties in Jharkhand’s society, Though after exploring and looking into the history and the ruler who ruled in the region of Jharkhand, few dynasties have showed its influence on education in this region but the sector of women education did not seem to account any remarkable trace till the event of east India company in 18th century. Moreover, even, the study of women education in its historical perspectives in Jharkhand has not been explored extensively. Hence, through this paper, the researcher has tried to describe the several contemporary schemes launched by the government and N.G.Os. to enhance the enrolment ratio of girl students and expansion of higher educational institution in the state of JHR.