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Politics and Women Empowerment in the Himalayan States

K.S. Gulia (Editor)
Synopsis This book presents a panoramic overview of politics and women empowerment in the Himalayan region and North-Eastern States, Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. It brings into sharp contrast the fragile Himalayan ecology, due to continuous seismic activities and movements in the plates tectonics, and the increasing militarisation, wars and armed conflicts in the hilly regions. The Chipko Movement launched initially by a few women brought into focus the mindless exploitation of the forest resources, and the related issues. Unrest in Sikkim over Rathong Chu Hydel Project and Maoist emergence in Nepal show their peculiar political slant. Political, economic and religious relations between Mongolia and Tibet had its own mutual effects. In Uttarakhand, the women seemed powerful and influential due to their participation in Chipko and the agitation for the separate state. In actual fact they are very vulnerable due to prevailing polygamy, polyandry and illiteracy. The book is indispensable for serious readers and research scholars.
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About the author

K.S. Gulia

Brigadier (dr.) Kuldip Singh Gulia is a noted and active environmentalist.  A Ph.D. in Human Ecology of the Himalayan Ecosystems, he has applied himself into sustained research in various facets of Human Ecology.  His book Human Ecology of Sikkim and Geneses of Disasters, have been widely acclaimed in the intellectual circles for qualitative and analytical excellence.   His research papers on  human ecosystems of the Himalayas and of the Arid Zone of Indian Thar Desert make interesting studies.  The author commanded an infantry Brigade in Gujarat in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake of 26 January 2001, and was deeply involved in rehabilitating the suffering population in the affected areas.  He successfully commanded his Brigade in Munabas sector of Barmer (Rajasthan) during Operation Parakram.  Having retired from the Army, he is currently Director of the Pratap Group of Public Schools at Karnal.  He is currently working on the Human Ecosystems in the schooling fraternity.

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Bibliographic information

Title Politics and Women Empowerment in the Himalayan States
Author K.S. Gulia
Format Hardcover
Date published: 02.10.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Isha Books
Language: English
isbn 8182054249
length 392p., Tables.