Women’s Use of the Sundarbans Forest Resources

  • Sajal RoyEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Environment, Security, Development and Peace book series (BRIEFSSECUR, volume 29)


This section of the book is a detail description of the whole process of the women’s resource collection from and use of Sundarbans forest. The women of Shora community have different layers of activities related to Sundarbans forest, e.g. preparation, resource collection, resource processing, resource selling, household use of the resources and so forth. Women of Shora community have to go through a continuous struggle with men in the market place and society to make their living. Women play a great role in the conservation of Sundarbans forest as the empirical data shows that their activities are not harmful to the forest ecology. To conclude, women of Shora community are overcoming the established gendered norms through their unique financial activities on Sundarbans forest, and their developed knowledge is helping them in this whole process.


Forest resource Gendered norms Forest conservation Sundarbans forest 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Culture and SocietyWestern Sydney UniversityPenrith, SydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Women and Gender StudiesBegum Rokeya University, RangpurRangpurBangladesh

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