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Empowerment of Tribal Women: Wavli

P.C. Sikligar (Author)
Synopsis Women in tribal society play significant role and are equal economic partners. Wavli is a traditional system of empowering women under which tribal women have been involving in vegetable cultivation, selling of calf, goats, hens and cock, etc., from generations together. The income derived by women through Wavli are their own and men have no claim over it. Under expanded Wavli system tribal women are engaging in vegetable cultivation improving their economic and thereby social, political and physical conditions. The present book makes an in-depth investigation into traditional Wavli system which promotes women empowerment through income generation, role of institutions like BAIF in promoting income generating activities for tribal women, evaluation of traditional and expanded system and role of Wavli in socio-economic development of tribal families in general and women in particular This investigation into Wavli as women empowerment system is of immense use to students, teachers, researchers, NGOs, policymakers and general readers.
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About the author

P.C. Sikligar

Dr. P.C. Sikligar, working as Assistant Professor, Centre for Social Development at National Institute of Rural Development, Hyderabad, has been associated with a number of research and training programmes of the institute including tribal development for more than one and a half decade. Dr. Sikligar is working on different aspects of rural and tribal development, forest and tribal relationship, forest management concerning of tribal development, social security, social equality and social justice, etc. He has, to his credit, a number of articles on tribal problems, tribal development and various aspects of rural development besides publication of 5 books. He has participated in a number of training programmes related to tribal and rural development in India and abroad.

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Bibliographic information

Title Empowerment of Tribal Women: Wavli
Author P.C. Sikligar
Format Hardcover
Date published: 12.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8175942029
length vi+141p., Tables; References; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.