Group-based approach of rural development, experimented in India for almost fifteen years, is a matter of academic debate and policy concern. Especially, the penetration and effectiveness of Self-Help Group (SGH) among tribal communities has scarcely been unequivocally accepted and acknowledged. This asks for academic inquiry on tribal life and governance with a participatory grounding. The present book is outcome of an exploratory research work conducted among the women of Santal community of Jharkhand, the largest tribal group of India. The study employs mixed methods to explore the impact of SHGs of tribal women on their empowerment and traces out some relevant and associated constraints. The book is a valuable document on SGH movement vis-à-vis tribal empowerment in Indian sub-continent.