Implications of the Gendered Knowledge About the Sundarbans Forest at Shora and Beyond
Shora as an island village is adjacent to the Bay of Bengal and Sundarbans mangrove forest. Lives and livelihoods of villagers of Shora have been completely dependent to the forest resources and rivers for centuries. Earning a livelihood in the Sundarbans is extremely risky for life. Fighting with a series of natural disasters, this chapter offers knowledge demonstrating how forest-going perceptions and behaviours of Shora people were impacted by cyclones Sidr and Aila. This chapter shows a cursory analysis of the implications of gendered knowledge about the Sundarbans Forest at Shora and beyond.
KeywordsGendered knowledge Gendered politics Sundarbans forest
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