This book is the first of its kind that unearths the leadership position of tribal women in India. The women profiled are some of the real heroes, who inspire us to believe in oneself, dream big, and to never leave the battle until triumph. They waded through the utmost adverse life-situations and became the torch bearers and springboard of hope for all of us.
The book unearths and presents three generations of tribal women leadership in India and portrays their existence in Indian history, both in past and modern contexts.
It also shares the life stories of women from across the country, ranging from freedom fighters :
from Sikkim and Darjeeling;
– one of the foot soldiers of Mahatma Gandhi from Gujarat;
– mother of Chipko Movement from Uttarakhand;
– indigenous land rights activist from Kerala,
– daughter of the Blue Mountains and Guardian of Toda Culture from Ooty in Tamil Nadu,
– World’s youngest woman to scale the Mt. Everest from Andhra Pradesh;
– An Agent of Change from Odisha,
– Iron Lady of Jharkhand,
– the Prisoner of Conscience from Chhattisgarh
The Hockey Heroines-
The women profiled in the book are some of the real heroes, who inspire us to believe in oneself, dream big, and to never leave the battle until triumph. They waded through the utmost adverse life-situations and became the torchbearers and springboard of hope for all of us.
Alma Grace Barla is an Adivasi writer from the Sundargarh district of Orissa, she was one of the 26 Fellows selected to participate in the 2013 Indigenous Fellowship Programme of the United Nations Human Rights Office in Geneva.
She can be reached at- http://almabarla.com/
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