1st Edition

‘Good Women do not Inherit Land' Politics of Land and Gender in India

By Nitya Rao Copyright 2018
    370 Pages
    by Routledge

    370 Pages
    by Routledge

    Land for the adivasi Santal women in Dumka, Jharkhand stands for security, social position and identity, and in this men have a distinct advantage. The time period covered is from historic times to the present. The role of government administrative bodies, NGOs and political leaders is also emphasized.

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    1. Introduction 2. A Personal Journey 3. Faces of Poverty: The Villages Profiled  4. Reinventing Tradition: Agrarian Movements in History 5. Land as a Productive Resource 6. Locating Identities 7. Women’s Claims to Land 8. Custom and Courts: Bargaining with Modernity 9. Development Interventions: Can One Size fit all?  10. Conclusions


    Nitya Rao is Senior Lecturer, School of Development Studies, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.