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List of figures. List of tables. List of Contributors. Acknowledgements. Introduction Sanjoy Hazarika and Reshmi Banerjee 1. The Eastern Himalaya and the Mongoloid Myth George van Driem 2. Access to Water and Gender Rights in India: Contextualising the Various Debates through the Study of a Mountain Village in Sikkim Jwala D. Thapa 3. Challenges to Women as Food and Risk Managers in the context of Floods: A Case Study from Tinsukia Sarah Marie Nischalke and Suman Bisht 4. `Constructed' Images of Gender and Gender Roles in the Northeastern Himalayas: Virtual and Actual Subhadra Mitra Channa 5. Towards a Research Collaboration with Indigenous Communities in India Tara Douglas 6. Female MGNREGA Workers and Poverty Reduction in Sikkim Marchang Reimeingam 7. Women in the Land of Jade: Issues and Interventions Reshmi Banerjee. Index
Sanjoy Hazarika is the Director of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) and was the founder of the Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India. Reshmi Banerjee is Academic Visitor at the Asian Studies Centre (Programme on Modern Burmese Studies), St Antony's College, University of Oxford, UK.