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Title: Unfree mobility: Adivasi women's migration
Authors: Mazumdar, Indrani
Keywords: Women's studies;Gender and sexuality;Migration;Tribal women;Adivasi women;Gender inequality
Issue Date: Apr-2014
Publisher: Centre for Women's Development Studies
Description: "Banerjee and Ray’s case study of seasonal migration in West Bengal (Banerjee and Ray, 1991) presents one of the most socially grounded accounts of migration by tribal women in independent India. It is unfortunate that the study itself remained unpublished. This essay draws on some of the descriptions and observations in this seminal case study as a starting point in framing some of the principal features and characteristics of adivasi women’s migration in contemporary India. It particularly draws on the historical perspective that distinguishes this study from most of the studies on contemporary migration, and links it with other historical studies across a wider area, as well as with some of the findings regarding the nature of migratory mobility of adivasi women drawn from a recent large survey on gender and migration in India (CWDS, 2012) and other sector based micro-studies for the contemporary period."
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