Kumar Satyam


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.

Full Text:



 Baviskar, B.S. (2003): Impact of women’s participation in local governance in rural India, Paper presented at the Rural Network Conference, Inverness.

 Béteille, A. 1986. “The Definition of Tribe with Special Reference to India”. European Journal of sociology, Vol.27.

 Bhatt, Sanjai. (2004), 4ws (Water, Work, Waste and Women) Component in Development Paradigm: Relooking At Social Work Education In 21st Century, Paper presented at: Global Social Work Congress, Adelaide, Australia.

 Hust, Evelin. (2004): Women’s political representation and empowerment in India: A million Indiras now? New Delhi: Manohar Publications.

 Kaushal, K. (2010). Decentralized Governance and Empowerment of Women – A Case Study Of India. Paper presented at Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.

 Kelkar, G. and D. Nathan and P.Walter. 2003. Gender Relations in Forest Societies in Asia. New Delhi: Sage Publications.

 Mehrotra, Nikita. 1990. “Women’s Issues in India Anthropology”. The Eastern Anthropology, vol. 43.2.

 Mitra, M,1984. “Women and Class Struggle: A Study of Tribal Movements and Women’s Participation in Bihar, India”. Geneva

 Omvedt, Gail, (2005) Women in governance in South Asia, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 40, no. 44 – 45, October 29 – 4 November, pp. 4746–4753

 Phillips, Anny, (1995), The politics of presence, Oxford: Clarendon press.

 Reddy, S.D. (1997), Women’s Empowerment Through Panchayati Raj Institutions in Andhra Pradesh, M. Phil. Thesis submitted to Delhi School of Social Work, New Delhi.

 Saxena, Kiran (ed.) (2000), Women and Politics, New Delhi: Gyan Publishing House.

 Shukla, Nidhi. (2004), Women’s Empowerment through Their Participation in Panchayati Raj, in Kota District; M. Phil. Thesis submitted to Delhi School of Social Work, New Delhi.

 Singh, Hoshiar 1994: The constitutional base for Panchayati Raj in India: The 73rd

Amendment Act, Asian Survey, Vol XXXIV. No 9, September 1994, Published by regent, University of California.

 Singh, J.P., N.N.Vyas, and R.S.Mann.1988. Tribal Women and Development. Jaipur: Rawat Publications.

 UNDP. (2004), Decentralisation in India: Challenges and opportunities, UNDP India, Human Development Resource Centre, Discussion paper series -1, February 2004

 Verma, Sudhir. (1997), Women’s Struggle for Political Space, Jaipur and New Delhi: Rawat Publications.


  • There are currently no refbacks.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.