1st Edition

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

ISBN 9781138501928
Published July 19, 2017 by Routledge
370 Pages

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Book 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

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