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EEO. 2018; 17(3): 1863-1874

The Unresolved Issues Of Women: A Study Of Socio-Economic And Political Status Of Boro Women Of Assam

Topu Choudhury.


The literary meaning of the term Status is state, condition or standing. In common parlance, status means position or rank in relation to others. It may also mean a rank in hierarchical order. Thus, status may have various meanings which may vary from country to country, individual to individual or ethnic groups to ethnic groups. The concept of status is used to determine the ordering individuals in terms of qualities or attributes of education, occupation, income etc. which varies from state to state. The position of women in home and outside is closely interlinked in the three domains of socio- economic and political status. Social status relates to a set duties, obligations, rights and privileges of women within social institutions like family, marriage, religion, culture in a society. Economic status denotes women’s involvement in agriculture, allied activities, agro based and small scale industries, handloom weaving, sericulture etc. Political Participation of women is a prerequisite condition for establishing and maintaining equal status both for men and women in the society. In this perspective, the present paper attempts to study the socio-economic and political status of Boro women of Assam.

Key words: Status; Quality; Attributes; Position; Women.

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