She Comes to Take Her Rights

She Comes to Take Her Rights

Indian Women, Property, and Propriety

eBook - 1999
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Univ of New York Press
Examines the contemporary workings of property law in India through the lives and thoughts of middle-class and poor women.

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Investigates why poor and middle-class women in India have taken so little advantage of a 1956 law that allows women to inherit property from their parents. Finds the informed and considered decision not to inherit to be part of an intricate negotiation of kinship and an optimization of socioeconomic and emotional needs. Looks at recent legal cases to show how cultural practices and particularly notions of gender ideology, guide the workings of the law. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Publisher: Albany, NY : State University of New York Press, ©1999
ISBN: 9780585075723
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 305 pages) : 8 illustrations


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