STUDY OF ELECTED TRIBAL WOMEN REPRESENTATIVES IN PANCHAYATI RAJ INSTITUTIONS IN INDIA: A CASE OF JHARKHAND

Kumar Satyam

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The contemporary development discourse in India is characterized by numerous drawbacks and skewed developments. Tribal concerns and more specifically that of tribal women is one such domain. Numbers of scholars have raised this issue in their own ways. Mehrotra, for example, emphasizes that the gender blindness of tribal development policies fail to address the specific needs of women due to their heavy emphasis on fixation and achievement of quantitative targets.

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