Daughters of the Earth: Women and Land in Uttar Pradesh

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Technical Publications, Jan 1, 2001 - Land tenure - 197 pages
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This Study Adopts A Two-Pronged Approach Using Historical And Participatory Methods To Analyse The Processes By Which Women Have Been Denied Land For Ages. The Concerns Of The Naugarh (A Remote Forest Region Of Chanduli District Near Varanasi) Women Expressed During A Workshop Form The Crux Of The Study.
 

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THE WRITER SMITA TIWARI IS FROM BRAHMIN COMMUNITY AND SHE IS BIASSED BY BIRTH .SHE HAD TAKEN HELP OF MYTHOLOGICAL BELIEFS WHICH ARE ALSO CREATION OF HER OWN CASTE.

Contents

Acknowledgements
9
Some Hypotheses
33
Saga of the State a Village and Landless Women
112
Tales from Bundelkhand
144
Summing Up
167
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Tulsi Patel is Professor of Sociology at the Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, Delhi.She has recently been Rotating Chair, India Studies at Heidelberg University, Germany for a full semester (2005 06). An Honorary Research Associate at the Department of Sociology, University of Manchester (2001 04), she has also undertaken teaching assignments at the London School of Economics and the Royal Holloway College of the University of London (1996 97). Professor Patel has previously taught at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi and Miranda House (University of Delhi). Her areas of interest include gender, anthropology of fertility and reproduction, medical sociology, sociology of the family, and old age. She has authored Fertility Behaviour: Population and Society in a Rajasthan Village (1994, 2nd edn 2006) and edited The Family in India: Structure and Practice (2005). In addition, she has published several articles in national and international journals.

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