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Rätt till utbildning?: En kvalitativ undersökning om kvinnors rätt och möjlighet till utbildning i Indien efter självständigheten
Karlstad University.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Right to education? : A qualitative study about women’s rights and opportunity to education in India after Independence India (English)
Abstract [en]

Eleven women participated in this study: Two generations of women, one group born in the 1950´s- and 60´s, and the other group born between 1975-1990. They belong to two different social castes, the Schedule caste and the Brahmin. The purpose of this study is to get a clearer picture of how the right to, and possibility for, education has changed for women from the Schedule caste from the time of India´s independence in 1947 until today.By using a qualitative interview method, called “oral history”, the light was shed upon the women´s personal life stories. They described their childhood, family structure and their own, and their children´s, possibilities for education. All interviews with the women in Nagwa were conducted with an interpreter.  There was one interview with a Professor in modern Indian history. She did an extended interview and described the time period around the independence of India until today, from her own history as well as the knowledge she has gained from her historical research.The results of this study show a positive development regarding women´s rights and their possibility for education. The girls of today have access to education similar to the boys. They are allowed to make their own choices and to seek higher education, which wasn´t possible for the oldest women of the study. The oldest women had to stay at home, care for their siblings and marry early to help support their familiThe study also shows changes in society. Today there are laws supporting women´s rights. There is an increased understanding of education for girls and for education as a contributing factor of social developmenThe respondents also described changes in the family structures and tradition. Today the women are expected to make a career, not to stay at home and care for the family. A report supports this as it shows that the literacy rate for women has increased drastically in ten years. However, researchers claim that traditional family structures still exist among some families. They don’t allow their girls to attend school and these girls are married off at a young age.

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2018.
Keywords [sv]
Indien, kvinnor, utbildning, skola, historia
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Humanities and the Arts
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-66724OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-66724DiVA, id: diva2:1190896
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History
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Secondary Education Programme: Upper-Secondary School: History (300 ECTS credits)
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Available from: 2018-03-16 Created: 2018-03-15 Last updated: 2018-03-16Bibliographically approved

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