Madhulika SahooKalahandi University · Anthropology
Academic Editor on PLOS ONE Journal and Managing Editor at Avoidable Deaths Network.
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I am an Anthropologist, having experience working on forced migration issues in India and the UK. My PhD research project entitled Reproductive health care rights, practices and challenges among internally displaced women living in India. Currently working as Assistant Professor (OPSC), Anthropology Department, Kalahandi University. Research interest: Social anthropology, tribal development, forced migration, resettlement and rehabilitation, gender and health
June 2022 - July 2023
Avoidable Deaths Network
- Editing Manager
- Part-time working as Editing Manager in Avoidable Death Network (ADN), looking after publications of ADN
Armed conflict and communal or ethnic violence have continued to cause massive displacement in India. The country is in need of amending its policies in accordance with the United Nations Guiding Principles for protecting internally displaced persons. The reliability of the existing data on IDPs and lack of a national governing body for protecting...
Gender inequality has been the unspoken truth, rampant for centuries. Although a deep-rooted cultural mindset, the inequality has reverse-translated from society into the way we study and practice science, and more currently, into the computational modeling world.
Tribal population across the world, especially in Asia and Africa, face violence and abuse in the name of conservation that carries a heavy human cost. A report on the eviction of populations from 34 protected areas in Africa made it evident that the Congo DRC, Cameroon, Gabon, the Central African Republic of Congo had displaced whole villages lead...
The modern healthcare system often experiences difficulties in understanding and providing care to indigenous communities. This is mainly because of the cultural distance between mainstream healing methods and indigenous health belief systems. The Lancet series (2006) on indigenous health discussed the integration of Western and traditional health...
In the tribal region, risk of death among neonates is influenced to a great extent by factors related to the mother such as situation of the mother prior to and post pregnancy, care received before, during and after pregnancy, birth order, and care received by the child during the first few years of his/her life. There is paucity of basic epidemiol...
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With the world’s interaction moving more and more toward using online social media platforms, the advent of cyberbullying has also raised its head. Multiple forms of cyberbullying exist from the more common text based to images or even videos, and this paper will explore the context of textual comments. Even in the niche area of considering only te...
Scheduled Tribes (STs) of India are characterized by distinct cultures and a close relationship with the land they inhabit. Tribal people make up to 5% of the world’s population but 15% of such people are living in poverty. They face deprivations caused by social, economic, and political exclusion. In India displacement due to development projects...
Purpose The internally displaced persons (IDPs) are often overlooked population, falling between the cracks of international and national commitments. Displaced women and children go through more hardship than the male counterpart, as they are frequently at greater risk and do not get adequate access to the reproductive healthcare rights; they suf...
Background: The utilization of Reproductive, Maternal, and Newborn and Child health (RMNCH) services is often influenced by the socio-cultural, financial, access, political barriers acting at the community, family and individual level. Yet, very little attention has been given, either by policy makers or researchers for minimizing their effect. Aim...
Odisha in India is known as one of the largest tribal-dominated states with diverse tribal population. The Economic Survey 2010-11 at the state assembly has claimed that Odisha state has achieved 9.57% development against the national average of 7.79%; at the same time, the state has witnessed a wide range of regional and social disparities in deve...
‘Odisha’ in India is known as one of the largest tribal-dominated states. Of late, the Economic Survey 2010–11 at the state assembly has claimed that Odisha has achieved 9.57% against the national average of 7.79%; at the same time, the state has witnessed a wide range of regional and social disparities in development, failing to address economic c...
The current article has tries to draw attention on the pros and cons in the resettlement and rehabilitation policy in India. The author, elucidating from her own experience working with internally displaced people, on irrigation project in Odisha, India has tried to speculate the flaws in the resettlement and rehabilitation implementation.