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TRIBAL WOMEN: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

The social status of tribal women is heterogeneous; it differs regionally and among the tribes as well. In spite of several legal safeguards and implementation of various development programmes, tribal women continue to suffer from oppression, exploitation and discrimination in different walks of life. This book attempts to take stock of the status of tribal women belonging to different regions of India in different realms of life in the historical perspective.

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The social status of tribal women is heterogeneous; it differs regionally and among the tribes as well. In spite of several legal safeguards and implementation of various development programmes, tribal women continue to suffer from oppression, exploitation and discrimination in different walks of life. This book attempts to take stock of the status of tribal women belonging to different regions of India in different realms of life in the historical perspective. It also covers factors and conditions responsible for the changing status of tribal women. Some of the pertinent questions which this volume tries to address are: How to educate tribal women and make them aware of their basic rights and claims? How to formulate policies and schemes and implement them as per their requirements? How to address the issue of widening gap between aspiration and accomplishment of tribal women? How to sensitize the forces of globalization operating at the village level in favour of tribal women? How to strengthen government programmes in the broader interest of tribal women? The book is useful for students, scholars, NGOs, policy makers and change agents engaged in the understanding and development of tribal women.
CONTENTS
1 Introduction / S.N. Chaudhary

2 Interrogating Social Oppression, Economic Exploitation and Political Discrimination / M.N. Karna
3 Tribal Women / D. Sundaram
4 Women’s Participation in Protest Movements in Kalinganagar and POSCO / K. Gopal Iyer
5 In Between Tradition and Modernity / Karma Oraon
6 Contemporary Status of Tribal Women / M.C. Behera
7 Status of Health and Healing Practices Prevalent among Tribal Women / Madhu Nagla
8 Reproductive Health Status of Bhil Women in an Urban Setting / Rahul Banerjee and Subhadra Khaperde
9 Elementary Education of Tribal Girls / R.K. Mohanty
10 Problems of Distress Migration of Tribal Women in KBK Districts of Orissa / S.N. Tripathy
11 Tribal Women and Health Modernity / Neeta Tapan
12 Empowerment of Tribal Women through Joint Forest Management / Debashis Debnath and Lolita Pradhan
13 In Between Deprivation and Dependent Economic Development / S.N. Chaudhary
14 Participation of Tribal Women in Grassroots Political Institutions / Yatindra Singh Sisodia
15 Empowerment of Tribal Women / D.K. Verma
16 Gender Discrimination among Nagas of Nagaland / J.J. Roy Burman
17 Status of Tribal Women / Swapan Kumar Kolay and Anil Prasad Bandela
18 Status of Reja / Gaya Pandey

Edition

2015 Hardback

ISBN

9788131606650

Pages

304

Author

S.N. Chaudhary

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