This is a details study of self help groups and how they changed the lives of tribal women in southern Rajasthan. It is believed that women must be provided time, space and resources to empower themselves, Self help groups are so far proved as the most effective tool for development of women in tribal and rural areas. For social progress and development of women in tribal and rural areas. For social progress and development of our nation lower income group must be promoted to higher income group, SHGs are effective instrument in doing so. The book focuses on analyzing the structure and functions of self help groups, assessing the impact of self help groups on the livelihood of tribal women and understanding the degree of empowerment through self help groups. The book will be useful for development professionals, academicians and social work students intended to work for tribal women and self help groups.