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Women and People s Ecological Movement-A Case Study of Women s Role in the Chipko Movement in Uttar Pradesh

Women and People's Ecological Movement A Case Study of Women's Role in the Chipko Movement in Uttar Pradesh Shobhita Jain In the Chipko Movement, which is concerned with preservation of forests and maintenance of the ecological balance in the sub-Himalayan region, is a social movement, an important role has been played by women of Garhwal region. The author contends that women's participation not only played often a decisive role, but that consider- ing the specific existential conditions in the hill region it was easier for women to perceive the need for preserving the ecological balance in the area. However, the mobilisation of women for the cause of preserving forests has brought about a situation of conflict regarding their own status in society

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