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Matriliny transformed : family, law, and ideology in twentieth century Travancore

Author: K Saradamoni
Publisher: New Delhi : Sage ; Walnut Creek, CA : AltaMira Press, 1999.
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"The central feature of matriliny is that it confers on women permanent rights to maintenance by and residence in their natal home (or taravad). This gives them a degree of autonomy which is not possible in the patrilineal system. This study examines what matriliny means to women and how and why it changed in erstwhile Travancore, an independent princely state till 1947"--Jacket.
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Saradamoni, K. (Kunjulekshmi), 1928-
Matriliny transformed.
New Delhi : Sage ; Walnut Creek, CA : AltaMira Press, 1999
(OCoLC)606526069
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: K Saradamoni
ISBN: 0761993428 9780761993421 0761993436 9780761993438 8170368073 9788170368076 8170368081 9788170368083
OCLC Number: 41257849
Description: 176 pages : map ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Modern Travancore --
3. Matriliny in the Region --
4. Legislative Interventions --
5. Women, Men and Ideas --
6. Profiles from the Past: Two Women Look Back --
Ponnamma, Bhargavi Amma --
7. Conclusion --
8. Postscript.
Responsibility: K. Saradamoni.
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Giving a brief history of Travancore, the author describes the matrilineal system as it occurred there, and how and why it changed. Historical changes are charted through legislative and legal  Read more...

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