ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Households, Kinship and Access to Reproductive Health Care among Rural Muslim Women in Jaipur

This article situates reproductive health care in the context of women's perceptions and experiences of illness in general as well as in terms of the material, ideological and political dynamics of household, kin and gender relations. The findings of a study among the Nagori women in Rajasthan yield useful information which would help in the construction of an appropriate health care package for women.

Gender and Tribal Identity in Western India

Maya Unnithan-Kumar The paper uses both contemporary and historical material on the Girasia 'tribals' of Sirohi in south Rajasthan, i) to understand the disjunction between the insider and outsider views of their "tribal' identity, ii) to discuss the extent of the freedom' of Girasia women through an analysis of their symbolic and economic roles, and iii) following from the above two points, to question the use of caste and tribe as analytical categories in south Rajasthan.
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