Literary empowerment denotes ‘to invest with power’. Power is defined as the ability to influence the behavior of others with or without restraint. The extent to which a person or group holds such power is related to the social influence they can wield. It is also controlled over resources broadly categorized as intellectual and physical (Panda, 2007). Now the question is that what is ‘power’? According to Max Weber power is the ability to ‘make others do irrespective of their own wishes and interests’ implies the relational aspect of power as it is not inherent but exists in relationships. It can, therefore, be inferred that ‘power is created in relationships and hence power relationships are concomitant on changes in power possessors’ (Weber, 1948). But Lips defines power as ‘influence and control’ which explain the absolute and unchangeable characteristics (Lips, 1991). On the other hand, Batliwala holds that empowerment essentially is ‘the process of challenging existing power relations and of gaining greater control over sources of power may be termed as empowerment’ (Batliwala, Srilatha, 1995).