Title Gender, Matriliny and Entrepreneurship: The Khasis of North-East India
Book Condition New
Jacket Condition New
Edition First Edition
Publisher New Delhi, India Zubaan
8189013769 / 9788189013769
Seller ID 027857
This book focuses on the economic activities of Khasi women, a matrilineal tribe in North-East India. Like most women in tribal societies, Khasi women contribute significantly to the sustenance of the family. However, women’s contribution to the economy remains a largely neglected area both in research as well as in policy, not only in North-East India but also nationally and internationally. What accounts for this general indifference to the economic role of women is one of the issues addressed in this book. The central issue however revolves around the question of why despite the substantial time and energy Khasi women invest in their business, many continue to stagnate, and why others, after acquiring some measure of success, slide into oblivion. Contents List of Tables and Charts Preface 1. Introduction: Gender, Kingship and Production 2. Economics Profile of Meghalaya 3. Women in Trade: Social and Economic Profile 4. Women in Trade: Working Lives 5. Women in Industry and Contract 6. Roadblocks to Entrepreneurship 7. Conclusion Epilogue Annexure I Meghalaya Industrial Policy, 1988 Annexure II Meghalaya Industrial Policy, 1997 Bibliography. Printed Pages: 160.