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Contents List of Tables and Figures Foreword Preface Acknowledgements Overview 1 A 'Genderscape' of Community Rights in Natural Resource Management Sumi Krishna Part I Livelihoods in Transition: Field Interventions 2 Overcoming Gender Barriers: Local Knowledge Systems and Animal Health Healing in Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra Sagari R. Ramdas, Nitya S. Ghotge, Ashalatha, Nandini Mathur, M.L. Sanyasi Rao, N. Madhusudhan, S. Seethalakshmi, N. Pandu Dora, N. Kantham, E. Venkatesh and J. Savithri 3 Mainstreaming Gender Concerns in Mangrove Conservation and Management: The Pichavaram Coast, Tamil Nadu P. Thamizoli and the MSSRF Team 4 Organising Women through Wasteland Development: Bankura District, West Bengal Narayan K. Banerjee 5 Empowering Women in Watershed Management: Guraiya Panchayat, Madhya Pradesh Smita Gate Chandra 6 Engendering Community Rights: Women's Access to Water and Wasteland in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka Chhaya Datar and Aseem Prakash Part II Gender Needs and Resource Management 7 Gender and Ecological Sustainability: The Traditions and Wisdom of the Local Communities in a Dry Zone, Sri Lanka Anoja Wickramasinghe 8 Managing Ecosystems for Women's Health: The Case of Kumaon, Uttaranchal Ratna M. Sudarshan 9 Exploring the Impact of Chromite Mining on Women Mineworkers and the Women of Sukinda Valley, Orissa: A Narrative Mahalakshmi Parthasarathy 10 Gender and Disasters: Coping with Drought and Floods in Orissa Prafulla K. Mishra, Shaheen Nilofer and Sumananjali Mohanty 11 Enhancing Women's Mobility: Transport and Gender Relations in the Santal Parganas, Jharkhand Nitya Rao 12 People's Land Reform Initiatives: A Note on the Bundelkhand-Baghelkhand Area, Madhya Pradesh Kanta Marathe Part III Institutions, Customs and the State 13 Gender, Class, Caste and Participation: Community Forestry in Central Nepal Anupama Lama and Marlène Buchy 14 Women and Community Forests in Orissa: Rights and Management Neera M. Singh 15 Community Institutions and Gender: Fishworkers in Kasargode, Kozhikode and Thiruvananthapuram Districts, Kerala Arundhuti Roy Choudhury 16 Gender Aspects of Family Property and Land Rights: Regulation and Reform in Kerala Praveena Kodoth 17 Gender, Tribe and Political Participation: Control of Natural Resources in North-Eastern India Sumi Krishna Part IV Reflections on Agency and Empowerment 18 From Subjects of Change to Agents of Change: A Travelogue in Himachal Pradesh Subhash Mendhapurkar 19 Limits of Empowerment? Mallahin Fishponds in Madhubani, Bihar Smita Tewari Jassal Afterword 20 Knowledge Systems, Equity and Rights: A Dialogue with Vina Mazumdar Sumi Krishna About the Editor and Contributors Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Natural resources India ManagementLand use Social aspects India, Women in economic development India, Women in community development India, Equality India