Devaki Jain Writer

Devaki Jain (born 1933) is a feminist writer who has worked mainly in the field of feminist economics. In 2006 she was awarded the Padma Bhusan, the third highest civilian award from Government of India for her contribution to social justice and women empowerment. She is the wife of the Gandhian economist Lakshmi Chand Jain. Jain was born in Mysore, the daughter of M. A. Sreenivasan, sometime Dewan (Premier) of the princely state of Gwalior. a civil servant. Her paternal grandfather, Sir M. Madhava Rao, had been Dewan of Mysore state. Jain studied at various convent schools in India and graduated with a degree in economics from Oxford university. She then taught that subject at Delhi University for several years. She married Lakshmi Chand Jain when she was 33 years old, which is late by Indian standards. Blessed with two sons, Jain resigned her job in 1969 to care for her family. Through working on her book, Women in India, she involved herself in feminist issues. She took an active part in writing, lecturing, networking, building, leading, and supporting women. Jain was founder of the Institute of Social Studies Trust (ISST) in New Delhi and served as director until 1994.

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Date of birth
Place of birth
Mysore, India




1. University of Oxford Colleges/University

The University of Oxford (informally Oxford University or Oxford) is a university located in Oxford, United Kingdom. It is the second-oldest surviving university in the world and the oldest in the English-speaking world. Although its exact date of foundation is unclear, there is evidence of teaching as far back as 1096. The University grew rapidly from 1167 when Henry II banned English students from attending the University of Paris. In post-nominals the University of Oxford was historically abbreviated as Oxon., from the Latin Universitas Oxoniensis, although Oxf is now used in official university publications.

Type University
2012. 855 mil. £
2011. 850 mil. £
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Wellington Square, OX1 2JD - Oxford, Oxfordshire
2012. 11,832
2012. 9,857
Acceptance rate
2012. 20.5 %
2011. 18.37 %
2010. 18.4 %
2009. 20.9 %
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Organizations founded

1. Institute of Social Studies Trust


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U.G. Floor, Core 6A India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, 110003 - New Delhi

Written work

1.Women, Development, And The Un

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2005. by Indiana University Press at Bloomington (230 pages)


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