International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 10, Part D (2016)
Spatial pattern of Muslim women empowerment in West Bengal
Dr. Shamsul Haque Siddiqui and Hasibur Rahaman
Empowered women in any society reflect its gender just sociocultural, political and economic policy. Literature shows women have been suppressed, in socio-economic representation, since the inception of human civilization on earth in general and Muslim women in particular as feminist approach believed upon. Muslim women’s disempowerment in cultural essentialist discourse is neither scientific nor empirical rather, mere reductionism. Embedded poverty, high illiteracy, increasing everyday insecurity and deprivation of welfare schemes are the possible ramification of Muslim women’s disempowerment. Can education eliminate these extents of disempowerment? Based on selected indicators this paper made an attempt to find out the spatial pattern and causes of perpetual disempowerment of Muslim women in the districts of West Bengal. Essential of this paper lies on social justice measure which hone proper utilization of human capital, inclusive development, sustains growth and title of good governance. West Bengal has third largest Muslim population in India but result shows that Muslim women of West Bengal are the victim of negligence from mainstreaming. To analyze the development index of Muslim women secondary data has been employed and, statistical tools and GIS approach have been used to shows the result. Immediate attention call on Muslim dominated districts which faced greater lacuna in education and employment index than the districts having less Muslim women population.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Shamsul Haque Siddiqui and Hasibur Rahaman. Spatial pattern of Muslim women empowerment in West Bengal. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(10): 254-260.