Women, resistance and development: a case study of Dangs, India

Studies on resistance often overlook its gendered nature. This article looks at everyday resistance put up by village women against the Forest Department in Western India, within a historical context. It then examines recent attempts at organised resistance in the region. Analysing how both everyday resistance and marginalisation are connected to the gender-determined roles of women, the article argues that more conscious and deliberate efforts will have to be made if women are to organise for change. This article is freely available as a chapter in Development and Culture.