EMPOWERMENT OF TRIBAL WOMEN: A SOCIOLOGICAL STUDY
Dr. Nagaraja S
The main of the present paper is to study status of tribal women and their empowerment process under panchayat raj system in India. . In tribal communities, the role of women is substantial and crucial. They constitute about half of the total population but in tribal society women are more important than in other social groups, because they work harder and the family economy and management depends on them. Even after industrialization and the resultant commercialization swamped the tribal economy, women continued to play a significant role. The present study reveals the fact that through PRI provided an important opportunity to participate in political process. Little consciousness has been increased among tribal women, about their subjugated position in the society. However this little awareness is important in context of empowerment process of tribal women. The study also indicates political participation of tribal of women in PRIs.
KEYWORDS: Tribal, Women, Income, Employment, Education, Health Empowerment, PRIs.