Women Population of North East India: A Study of Gender Geography

by Bimal K Kar

ISBN: 9789354613272
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Imprint : Regency Publications
Year : 2023
Price : Rs. 10295.00
Biblio : xvii+276p

Author Profile

Bimal K. Kar (b.1964) is working as a Reader in the Department of Geography, Gauhati University. Before Joining the University in 1993 he worked as a Lecturer at Darrang College, Tezpur for more than three years. With a brilliant career in the field he obtained Ph.D. degree from Gauhati University. His fields of interest are population geography, gender geography, cartography and GIS. As a devoted worker in geography he attended and presented papers in many national and international seminar, conference and workshop. He published a number of research papers in reputed journals and books. He is associated with a number of professional organizations as a life member. Presently he is General Secretary of the North-East India Geographical Society.

About The Book

Having influenced by a unique and diverse physical and socio-cultural setting, the North- East India witnesses a varied and complex demographic and socio-economic character of women. This book deals with various dimensions of contemporary character of women population in the region in socio-spatial terms from gender geography perspective. The book altogether consists of eight chapters. The first two chapters give a theoretical framework of the study and geographical background of the region. Based on secondary and primary data the five main analytical chapters of the book discuss the prevailing demographic, social and economic characteristics of women, women's status and the women in the selected villages and urban centres in the region. Finally, a synthesis of the whole work highlighting the contemporary position of women in the region along with a few suggestions for their well-being is done in the last chapter. Taken together, the discussions made in this volume provide a comprehensive picture of the differential character of women's position and the associated correlates in different parts of North-East India in both spatial and social contexts. Hence, this study con greatly help formulate strategies for human resource development in general and women development in particular in this part of the country. In addition, this book will provide a direction for future research work on women and associated issues. Definitely this book will draw attention of the geographers, demographers, sociologists, anthropologists, social workers, economists, policy makers and all those concerned with the issues relating to status of women.