Daughters of the Earth: Women and Land in Uttar Pradesh

By: Samita Tewari Jassal

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caste and gender: some hypotheses. 2. Peasant differentiation in Awadh: making women visible. 3. Custom, legislation and landownership: where are the women? 4. Saga of the state, a village and landless women. 5. Women's marginalization: tales from Bundelkhand. 6. Summing up. Appendices. Glossary. Bibliography. Index. " This book problematizes women's relationship to land from historical, anthropological and socio-legal perspectives, the underlying assumption being that legal title to own land as well as exercise control over it as a productive resource, have hitherto been denied to them. Hence, the significance of identifying those socio-historical processes which are likely to have resulted in the marginalization of women within the power and resource systems that govern agriculture. "As subjects in their own right or as contributors to agrarian production, women's invisibility remains a characteristic feature of Indian socio-historical studies, a lacuna which is sought to be redressed by locating women within the structures of caste and class in Uttar Pradesh. The institutionalization of gender inequalities and patriarchies and the role of states in reproducing them is a theme that runs through the book. "Drawing insights from colonial Awadh and participatory research conducted in Banda and Varanasi, the author argues that unless the problem of landlessness per se is addressed, gender equality in land and productive resources are likely to remain a chimera. Printed Pages:197

Title: Daughters of the Earth: Women and Land in Uttar Pradesh

Author Name: Samita Tewari Jassal

Categories: Agriculture, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Manohar Publishers & Distributors:

ISBN: 8173043752

ISBN 13: 9788173043758

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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