Why Has Development Neglected Rural Women?: A Review of the South Asian Literature reviews literatures about the role of women in rural development in South Asia. The book details the concept of development and the importance of considering the role of women in development. Next, the selection discusses the extant literature on women's roles in rural life and economy. The title also analyzes the contemporary knowledge about rural women, and then discusses the general areas or research that should be considered in the future. The text will be of great interest to economists, political scientists, sociologists, and psychologists.