Description : Slavers arrive on horseback. They shoot their guns and capture unarmed farmers. They even shackle children. Abikanile's mother has told her so. Until now, the villagers of Yao had always felt safe. Lately, however, whispers and stories have found their way to them about nearby villages that have been seized.
Description : Microfinance in India provides an informative and holistic status of microfinance in the country and suggests a road map for the future. A valuable source of information for policy makers, Finance and Management students, and professionals alike, it is a collection of essays by experts from diverse backgrounds on topical themes that capture the complexities of the continuously evolving microfinance sector in India. It covers major microfinance delivery models in an unbiased manner through well-researched articles. The book provides an overview on microfinance institutions and measures that help promote the same. Among other things, it reflects upon the challenges faced by the dominant credit delivery model, i.e., SHG-Bank Linkage Programme and issues related to the emerging microfinance institutions (MFIs). It also dwells upon innovations in the microfinance sector and the efforts being made to evolve new models such as SHG Federations.
Description : This book applies a justice framework to analysis of the actual and potential role of international law with respect to people on the move in the context of anthropogenic climate change. That people are affected by the impacts of climate change is no longer doubted, including with implications for people movement (migration, displacement, relocation, etc.). Climate Change and People on the Move tackles unique questions concerning international responsibility for people movement arising from the inequities inherent to climate change. Corrective and distributive justice provide the analytical backbone, and are explored in a substantial theoretical chapter and then applied to subsequent contextual analysis. Corrective justice supports analysis as to whether people movement in the climate change context could be conceived or framed as harm, loss, or damage which is compensable under international law, either through fault-centred regimes or no-fault regimes (i.e. insurance). Distributive justice supports analysis as to whether such movement could be conceived or framed as a disproportionate burden, either for those faced with movement or those faced with sheltering people on the move, from which duties of re-distribution may stem. This book contributes to the growing scholarship and analysis concerning international law or governance and people movement in response to the impacts of climate change by investigating the bounds of the law where the phenomenon is viewed as one of (in)justice.
Description : In much of the West the concerns of rural people are marginalised and rural issues neglected. This stimulating book draws upon a rich variety of material to show why rural social work is such a challenging field of practice. It incorporates research from different disciplines and places to provide an accessible and comprehensive introduction to rural practice. The first part of the book focuses upon the experience of rurality. The second part of the book turns to the development of rural practice, reviewing different ways of working from casework through to community development. This book is relevant to planners, managers and practitioners not only in social work but also in other welfare services such as health and youth work, who are likely to face similar challenges.
Description : An international bestseller chronicles the adventures of twelve-year-old Annetta, desperate to get away from her stifling Sicilian village, who is sent away to live with grim relatives, where a shocking truth about her childhood is revealed.
Description : A history of the historyless, and the marginalization of adivasi voices. A History of Adivasi Women in Post-Independence Eastern India is a path-breaking book that explores the current status of adivasi women in the four states of eastern India with high percentages of adivasis—Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal. Debasree De engages with the recent paradigm of ‘development and displacement’ and adivasi women’s marginalization and cultural silencing. The findings in the book are based on extensive field surveys in teagardens, stone crushing sites, brick kilns and construction industries. Further, the book provides new material on the extremist villages of Jangal Mahal, Koraput, Malkangiri and Niyamgiri Hills. Linking tribe and gender, the author elaborates how forest economy is women’s economy; forcible eviction by multinationals for new industries has led to severe displacement and poverty, apart from intensification of witch hunting and trafficking of girls.
Description : Man has made use of masks in dance rituals, dramas, folk songs, temples and different Socio-Cultural contexts. In South India Masks are Worn by Kathakali Dancers, to depict good and evil characters from Hindu epics. Masks find an important place in Hindu festival celebration such as Dasera, Durga Puja and Ram Navami. Tribal societies in India too use have Mask characters. Some of the tribes using masks are Bhils, Garasia, Bison Horn Madia, Santhals, Oraons etc. However, there is only one tribal town in India, that depicts 54 tribal mask characters. This town is known as Jawhar, from Thane district, in the state of Maharashtra. These 54 characters are taken in a Procession during a Mask Festival called Bohada . The festival of Bohata is popular among the Koknas, Thakars, Mahadev Kolis, Malhar Kolis, Dhor Kolis, Katkaris, Warlis and few caste groups of Thane and Nasik District. Contents: Concept and Definitions of Masks, Research Methodology, Tribal Village, People and Mask Makers, Bohada: The Mask Festival of Bharsatmet, Bohada: The Mask Festival of Bharsatmet, Bohada: As Interpreted by the Non-tribals, Summary and Conclusions.