‘Good Women do not Inherit Land': Politics of Land and Gender in India, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

‘Good Women do not Inherit Land'

Politics of Land and Gender in India, 1st Edition

By Nitya Rao

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356 pages

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Description

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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Table of Contents

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

Bibliography

Index

About the Author

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS017000
HISTORY / Asia / India & South Asia
POL054000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Asian
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOC028000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies