|Dr. Ashaben I. Patel, a senior Lecturer, teaches economics in Smt. Meenaben Kaundaliya Arts and Commerce Mahila College, Rajkot. She has authored a number of books and also contributed various articles to different academic journals. Her papers have been accepted for regional and national level conferences and seminars. She has undertaken and completed ten research projects independently and is also associated with Centre for Economic, Rural and Gandhian Studies, Rajkot as Managing Trustee.