International Journal of Home Science
2016, VOL. 2 ISSUE 2, PART E
Life style of Bodh and Balti tribal women of Leh block of Ladakh region
Author(s): Tashi dolkar, Sabiya Asmat and Anamika Baru
The investigation was aimed at studying the status of tribal Bodh and Balti women. The study was conducted in Leh block of Leh district of J&K state with 150 women, (100 from Bodh tribe and 50 from Balti tribe) in the age group of 20-60 years. The respondents were selected purposively randomly from 15 villages. Interview schedule was used to illicit information from the respondents. The result revealed that in both tribes majority of respondents were found illiterate and the cause found behind were:-Poor socio- economic status, long distance from home to school and transportation problem. It was found that most of the Buddhist women were working as laborer in construction of building and road etc, where as only few percent of Muslim women were working as labour because Balti women were restricted to do such kind of works and they were not allowed to go outside frequently. Majority of respondents from Bodh and Balti tribes had kaccha house (mud house) and well wood constructed house which protected them from extreme cold from winter.
How to cite this article:
Tashi dolkar, Sabiya Asmat and Anamika Baru. Life style of Bodh and Balti tribal women of Leh block of Ladakh region. International Journal of Home Science. 2016; 2(2): 296-300.