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Seeking Sustainable Heights in the Lives of Women Through Aipan: Case Study of Enactus IP College Initiative

First and Second Authors’ Affiliation: Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi.

 

Abstract: India is home to a multitude of art forms. The rich cultural diversity of India lies at the very root of its existence. However, many of these art forms have either completely vanished into the unknown or are on the verge of extinction. This paper provides a brief account of one such art forms called, Aipan, a Kumaoni folk art practised in the North Indian state of Uttarakhand. This is discussed in the backdrop of ‘Project Aipan’, initiated by the Enactus team of Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi. Consisting of rhythmic geometrical patterns made of lines and dots, Aipan is traditionally made on Geru (an earthy-red surface) with white rice paste. It is practiced on special ceremonies and household rituals to evoke divine blessings. Project Aipan worked towards strengthening communities, bound by a common thread of hope fostered by collective entrepreneurial actions. Through this paper, an attempt is made to highlight the struggle to keep alive the Aipan art form and sustaining it for posterity. The role of women in this struggle is also highlighted, be it the Kumaoni women who have been the practitioners of this art form, or the women team of Enactus IPCW who took the charge of protecting this heritage.

Keywords: art forms, Aipan, development, culture, sustainability.

First received on: 09/12/17.

 

How to Cite:

MPA:
Virmani, Meeta and Nitansha Bansal. "Seeking Sustainable Heights in the Lives of Women Through Aipan: Case Study of Enactus IP College Initiative". Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development 3.1 (2018): 40-44.

APA:
Virmani, M. & Bansal, N. (2018). Seeking Sustainable Heights in the Lives of Women Through Aipan: Case Study of Enactus IP College Initiative. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development, 3(1), 40-44.

Chicago:
Virmani, Meeta and Nitansha Bansal. "Seeking Sustainable Heights in the Lives of Women Through Aipan: Case Study of Enactus IP College Initiative". Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development 3, no. 1, (2018): 40-44.

Harvard:
Virmani, M, Bansal, N. 2018. Seeking Sustainable Heights in the Lives of Women Through Aipan: Case Study of Enactus IP College Initiative. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development, 3(1), pp. 40-44.

Vancouver:
Virmani M., Bansal N. Seeking Sustainable Heights in the Lives of Women Through Aipan: Case Study of Enactus IP College Initiative. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development. 2018; 3(1):40-44.

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Women at Work and Men at Home: A Transition for Sustainable Development

First Author Affiliation: Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi; Second Author Affiliation: Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi.

 

Abstract: The issue of women empowerment has picked up a great attention and pace in the recent years. Women stepped out of the homes and started working although they continue to juggle between paid work and unpaid work at workplace and home respectively. Even as workplaces for women have increasingly become promotive of their professional and personal development through provision of policies such as work from home, flexible shifts, maternity entitlements among others there is still time when inclusion of all women in the workforce and inclusion of all men in the “home-force” is achieved. Families have started placing value to women’s education and employment, instead of limiting them to only home-boundaries. However, it is essential to understand the ground reality. Are we in a position to say that employment is synonymous to empowerment? As women have stepped out of home in large numbers, have men stepped inside the home in an appreciable manner? This paper attempts to talk about such pressing issues, which even though not talked about seriously, confront women today.

Keywords: development, empowerment, gender-roles, inclusion, patriarchy.

 

How to Cite:

MPA:
Virmani, Meeta and Yatika Arya. “Women at Work and Men at Home: A Transition for Sustainable Development”. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development 2.2 (2017): 63-67.

APA:
Virmani, M, & Arya Y. (2017). Women at Work and Men at Home: A Transition for Sustainable Development. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development, 2(2), 63-67.

Chicago:
Virmani, Meeta and Yatika Arya. “Women at Work and Men at Home: A Transition for Sustainable Development”. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development 2, no. 2, (2017): 63-67.

Harvard:
Virmani, M., Arya, Y. 2017. Women at Work and Men at Home: A Transition for Sustainable Development. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development, 2(2), pp. 63-67.

Vancouver:
Virmani M, Arya Y. Women at Work and Men at Home: A Transition for Sustainable Development. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development. 2017; 2(2):63-67.

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