Gandhian philosophy and his thoughts relating womens rights and empowerment are highly relevant today than what it was during his time i.e., during the pre-independence period. Sixty two years have passed since independence, but women still continue to suffer from disabilities and miseries afflicted on them by centuries old vicious customs and beliefs. They are still considered as the weaker sex, still face subtle discrimination in almost all fields of life; still are denied equal opportunity and rights. In fact despite the passage of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Convention for Elimination of Discrimination against women, the traditional denigration of women and underestimation of their potentialities, capacities and talents still continues. The aim of empowerment is to enable women to realize her worth and also acknowledge that the key to our national development is empowerment of women. This book represents an essential source of up-to-date practical information on this subject.