Engendering climate change Learnings from South Asia: Learnings from South Asia

Asha Hans (Editor), Nitya Rao, Anjal Prakash (Editor), Amrita Patel (Editor)

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This book focuses on the gendered experiences of environmental change across different geographies and social contexts in South Asia and on diverse strategies of adapting to climate variability.

The book analyzes how changes in rainfall patterns, floods, droughts, heatwaves and landslides affect those who are directly dependent on the agrarian economy. It examines the socio-economic pressures, including the increase in women’s work burdens both in production and reproduction on gender relations. It also examines coping mechanisms such as male migration and the formation of women’s collectives which create space for agency and change in rigid social relations. The volume looks at perspectives from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal to present the nuances of gender relations across borders along with similarities and differences across geographical,socio-cultural and policy contexts.

This book will be of interest to researchers and students of sociology, development, gender, economics, environmental studies and South Asian studies. It will also be useful for policymakers, NGOs and think tanks working in the areas of gender, climate change and development.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxon
Commissioning bodyInternational Development Research Centre
Number of pages262
ISBN (Print)9780815361657
Publication statusPublished - 2 Mar 2021


  • gender
  • climate change
  • South Asia

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