Emerging pattern in the Socio-Economic status of Schedule Caste women through Participation in Politics: A Sociological Study of Kangra Distt. of Himachal Pradesh

Suresh Chaudhary


Women are an essential part of our society. We can’t imagine our society without women. For the last few decades, the concept of empowerment has come to occupy a key place in almost all the countries, both developed and developing. To understand the status of women in the society an examination of their Socio-political status is necessary. . So process of man-woman equalization started. Social status of women is very low in traditional Indian Society. In rural community SC women work with her husband in farming and farm labour. As the political status is interlinked with the socio- economic status, it has the capacity to influence transformation of the socio-economic system of the country. Empowerment in any sphere plays an important role in melding the social, economic, and political life of people in all communities. In the Indian context, the political participation of women and ultimately their political empowerment have gained of the 73rd constitutional Amendment Act of 1992. The Himachal Pradesh government passed amendment to the Panchayat law introducing one third reservations for women, including Schedule Caste/Schedule Tribe Women, at all three tiers of the Panchayati Raj System. In this research paper, we are trying to showcase the impact of power in the life of women and Changes brought in the Status of SC women with the implementation of constitutional reforms in the Panchayati Raj Institution.  


Status, Scheduled Cast, Women, Traditional.

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