Role of Sports in lives of Tribal Girls & Women

Harnessing ‘Sports for Development’

A book project, it aims to study the effect of sports in shaping expression, identity, honour and economic security of tribal women and girls. As part of the fieldwork, interviews with officials of several sports associations, government officials, sports coaches and young and prominent women sportspersons from Jharkhand are being conducted. Case studies of prominent women sportspersons from across the state will also be conducted over the course of a few months. Insights generated during the fieldwork have also helped drive the new Sports Policy for the state.

The study is funded by the Dr. Ramdayal Munda Tribal Research Institute. Ranchi under the aegis of Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA).