Matriarchs of the Margins: Steering Progress in India's Heartlands

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  • Volume : 1 Issue : 2 2023
  • Page Number : 17-20
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Matriarchs of the Margins: Steering Progress in India's Heartlands


1. Anupriya Saha, Student, University of Kalyani, India


In societies nestled within the countryside and native environments, it is crucial to bolster the perspective that acknowledges women's equivalent capability to compete with males. It is vital to nurture and provide them with opportunities for advancement. It is necessary to grant women chances in these domains to facilitate the development of their competencies and abilities. Priorities should be established to facilitate access to top-tier education and opportunities for lucrative jobs. Upholding the notion of gender balance in advantages and rights is imperative. Moreover, it is pivotal to eliminate all forms of prejudice.


For those residing in rustic and indigenous areas, artisanal crafts and agriculture are the primary sources of income, and women are indispensable to these industries. Consequently, their contributions are crucial to maintaining their societies' practical living standards intact. It is apparent that valuing the expertise and skills of these women and ensuring they have equal access to opportunities and rights is not merely a matter of equality but also of advancing the community. The current study explores women's pivotal role in the progress of rural and tribal communities and cultures, the behaviours these women exhibit in these contexts, and the societal barriers that these women must overcome.



Gender Parity Rural Empowerment Education Access Skill Development Livelihood Enhancement Societal Integration


Indigenous and countryside women in India have emerged as resilient agents of change. Their diverse roles, ranging from household management to pursuing career aspirations, underscore their profound commitment to societal advancement. Education stands out as a potent catalyst for transformation, enabling women to transcend traditional constraints and reach new heights. Their unwavering dedication to enhancing living standards, fostering communal happiness, and personal growth is a wellspring of inspiration as they navigate the challenges of modernity. This essay underscores the critical importance of recognizing and valuing the dynamic qualities of these women as essential for the long-term development of their communities.

Author Contrubution

The author confirms sole responsibility for the following: study conception and design, data collection, analysis and interpretation of results, and manuscript preparation.


The authors did not receive any specific grants from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or non-profit sectors for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article.

Conflict of Interest

All authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.

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I thank the following individuals for their expertise and assistance in all aspects of our study and for their help in writing the manuscript. I am also grateful for the insightful comments given by anonymous peer reviewers. Everyone's generosity and expertise have improved this study in myriad ways and saved me from many errors.

Corresponding Author

Anupriya Saha

University of Kalyani, Student, India


Copyright: ©2024 Corresponding Author. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License , which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Saha, Anupriya. “Matriarchs of the Margins: Steering Progress in India's Heartlands.” Scientific Research Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Science, vol. 1, no. 2, 2023, pp. 17-20,

Saha, A. (2023). Matriarchs of the Margins: Steering Progress in India's Heartlands. Scientific Research Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Science, 1(2), 17-20.

Saha Anupriya, Matriarchs of the Margins: Steering Progress in India's Heartlands, Scientific Research Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Science 1, no. 2(2023): 17-20,


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