Domestic Violence against Tribal Women: With Special Reference to Pardhi and Gond Tribes of Chhattisgarh
*Corresponding Author: Dr. Jitendra Kumar Premi Seniour Assistant Professor, School of Studies in Anthropology, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India-492010. email@example.com
"An angry dispute or altercation; a disagreement marked by a temporary or permanent break in friendly relations" are called quarrel. Violence against women is a serious problem in India. Overall, one-third of women age 15–49 have experienced physical violence and about 1 in 10 has experienced sexual violence. In total, 35 percent have experienced physical or sexual violence. The aim of the present study is to achieve following objectives: to find out incidences of quarrel with Pardhi and Gond women of Chhattisgarh, to explore causes of quarrel with Pardhi and Gond women of Chhattisgarh, to suggest some advice for reducing violence against tribal women. Five villages of Dhamtari District (Chhattisgarh), namely: Kosmarra, Chararra, Bhushrenga, Kanharpuri and Bhalujhula have been selected by the random sampling. After that, 200 married and unmarried women belonging to the Pardhi tribe and Gond tribe, aged 15–56 years were chosen by random sampling method from those five villages. The interview cum structured schedule was used to collect the primary data. Group discussion technique was also used to collect and cross-checks the data. Almost all the respondents among Pardhi and the Gond tribal women have tormented by quarrel from time to time. Some of the women have faced every day this type of terrible situation, this vulnerable group of women may have victims of physical violence. Husbands of the Pardhi and the Gond women are the main accused of such kinds of domestic violence. The disappointment of the performance of housework of the respondents is the main cause of quarrel. There is no significant divergence found on the variation of the various issues for the domestic quarrel with women of the Pardhi and the Gond.
Domestic Violence, Tribal, Women, Pardhi, Gond, Chhattisgarh.