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Gender and Development: An Afro-Indian Study

Siddhartha Sarkar (Author) John V. Mensah (Author)

The crucial role of gender in rural poverty reduction and sustainable development has recently gained much more attention it deserves in the development arena, while rights-based approach has initiated in some developing countries recognizes that support to indigenous women's claims to entitlements, enhancing their traditional knowledge systems, protection of their intellectual property rights and sensitivity to their culture, language and cosmogony can assist in mainstreaming their concerns into the development arena, on their own terms. It also acknowledges these elements as important to the building of partnerships, and the ownership, and hence engendering sustainability, of development initiatives. This book highlights the concerns of indigenous African and Indian vulnerable people and the challenges they face.

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About the author

Siddhartha Sarkar

Dr. Siddhartha Sarkar (b. 1973), Ph.D (Economics) is currently serving the Department of Commerce, Dinhata College, Dinhata, Cooch Behar, West Bengal. He has published several research papers in peer reviewed International and Indian Journals and a number of books. Dr. Sarkar has undertaken a UGC funded project as postdoctoral work. His areas of specialization include Gender, Environment and Sustainable Development. Besides, he is actively associated with various International NGOs working for gender and environment. He is the Chief Editor in International Journal. He is the Chief Editor in International Journal of Women Social Justice and Human rights and Guest Editor in International Journal of Human Ecology with distinguished editorial advisor in various International refereed Journals. He has been opted for visiting scholar status in several European Universities and Research Institutes like, University of Amsterdam, University of Groningen, University of Wageningen, University of Twente, Tinbergen Institute and Institute of Social Studies, The Netherlands.

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Title Gender and Development: An Afro-Indian Study
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.10.2008
Edition 1st ed,
Language: English
isbn 8189937614
length xvi+352p., Tables; Figures