Title Good Women Do Not Inherit Land: Politics of Land and Gender in India
Book Condition New
Publisher New Delhi, India Orient BlackSwan 2012
8187358653 / 9788187358657
Seller ID 101771
‘Good women should not claim a share in the inheritance, even if they have no brothers. ...’ Notions such as this have, in their own way and over time, given the women in the Santal Parganas the resolve to wrest what is rightfully theirs. This is a powerful book in the way in which it unfolds the lives and anxieties of Santal women in the two villages of Dumka district, Jharkhand. From the very beginning, adivasi women come alive through separate life histories.They span different situations and social patterns but all of them relate to rights in landed property, and their own troubled identities in the backdrop of harsh living conditions, social discrimination and lack of state support. Land for the Santal women is not a mere economic resource. It stands for security, social position and identity, and in this men have a distinct advantage. Soon after, writing in a personal vein, the author unfolds how these anxieties of the Santal women resonate her own.Printed Pages: 368.
Good Women Do Not Inherit Land: Politics of Land and Gender in India Nitya Rao