Implications of the Gendered Knowledge About the Sundarbans Forest at Shora and Beyond

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


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.


Gendered knowledge Gendered politics 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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