Subordination of Women in Text Books : Its Effects

Dr. Ashvini M Kapadia

Smt. V. R. Bhakta College of education

Kamrejchar Rasta Dist.: Surat

Mo: 94284-50800



Text books are pioneer in furthering the process of education. They must be gender neutral. However the Gujarati text books from std. VIII to X of Gujarat State contain certain statements subordinating the women. Some of the samples have been analysed. It is surprising that even the authors having social reforms agitation on their credit are also appreciating the subordinate status of women. This articles reveals this fact. 125 students also have been  examined to find the impact of the statements glorifying the subordinate status of women. Of course, the test is on a very limited scale, yet it reveals that students do come under the impact of this type of statements.