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Dowry & inheritance

Author: Srimati Basu
Publisher: London ; New York : Zed Books ; New York : Distributed in the USA exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
Series: Issues in contemporary Indian feminism (London, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The essays in this book examine the sociological, legal, cultural and economic implications of dowry. The connection between dowry or bridewealth norms and the status of women, inheritance and its impact on women's empowerment are discussed from the multiple perspectives adopted by different feminist scholars. Feminist interventions have dealt with slippery definitions, concepts in legal formulations and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Srimati Basu
ISBN: 1842776665 9781842776667
OCLC Number: 61260426
Description: liii, 318 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Dowry and brideprice --
Inheritance and women's marginality --
Dowry-related violence and its prevention.
Series Title: Issues in contemporary Indian feminism (London, England)
Other Titles: Dowry and inheritance
Responsibility: edited by Srimati Basu.
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This volume provides a review of the persistence of dowry in modern India.  Read more...

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