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A History of Adivasi Women in Post-Independence Eastern India
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A History of Adivasi Women in Post-Independence Eastern India
The Margins of the Marginals

  • Debasree De - Assistant Professor, Department of History, Maharaja Srischandra College, University of Calcutta


May 2018 | 340 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

A history of the historyless, and the marginalization of adivasi voices.

A History of Adivasi Women in Post-Independence Eastern India
is a path-breaking book that explores the current status of adivasi women in the four states of eastern India with high percentages of adivasis—Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal. 

Debasree De engages with the recent paradigm of ‘development and displacement’ and adivasi women’s marginalization and cultural silencing. The findings in the book are based on extensive field surveys in teagardens, stone crushing sites, brick kilns and construction industries. Further, the book provides new material on the extremist villages of Jangal Mahal, Koraput, Malkangiri and Niyamgiri Hills. 

Linking tribe and gender, the author elaborates how forest economy is women’s economy; forcible eviction by multinationals for new industries has led to severe displacement and poverty, apart from intensification of witch hunting and trafficking of girls.
 
Acknowledgements
 
Introduction
 
Demystifying Adivasi Women: Some Epistemological Issues
 
Changing Livelihood Pattern of Adivasi Women in West Bengal
 
Adivasi Rejas in Bihar
 
Adivasi Women and Land Rights in Jharkhand
 
Adivasi Women and Destructive Development in Odisha
 
Increasing Marginalizing Adivasi Women: The Process of Cultural Silencing
 
Epilogue
 
Bibliography
 
Index

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ISBN: 9789381345382
£47.99