Belief in witch: witch-killing in Dooars
This book courageously illustrates the societal practice of witch-hunting which is simply nothing but a manmade evil. â€¢ Special attention has been given to Dooars region in northern parts of West Bengal. â€¢ Focuses also socio-economic structures and status of women in the tribal society. â€¢ Indicates some solutions, which have not been received adequate attention so far. â€¢ Highlights strong protest against the shadows of superstitions and beliefs. Encourages people to prevent this social exclusion bravely.
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Socioeconomic Formation of the Tribal Society
The Status of Tribal Women
The Concept of Witch
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