Telangana became the first State in India to introduce compulsory gender education at the graduate level.
In this regard, the state in second week of January 2016 introduced a bilingual textbook titled, Towards a World of Equals.
The book was introduced on a pilot basis in engineering colleges affiliated to the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU-Hyderabad).
About the book
• The book discusses gender in its composite form without limiting itself to crime against women.
• The book attempts to cover information on unacknowledged women writers of Telangana to problems of sex selection and women’s work in politics and economics.
• It also touches upon complex subjects like female-centric history and male-female relationships.
• The book is structured in simple language and form to suit under-graduates.
• The book discusses different strands of women’s movements across the world, introducing students to political movements of Afro-American, Caribbean, African, Dalit and minority women.
• The book is coupled with a collection of visual teaching tools which include documentary films.
• The book is being taught over 14 weeks in a semester at the rate of two classes per week.
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