Understanding women's land rights : gender discrimination in ownership /

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Imprint:New Delhi, India ; Thousand Oaks, California : SAGE, 2017.
Description:xxii, 413 pages ; 23 cm.
Series:Land reforms in India ; volume 13
Land reforms in India ; v. 13.
Subject:Land tenure -- India.
Women landowners -- India.
Sex discrimination against women -- India.
Land tenure -- Law and legislation -- India.
Land tenure.
Land tenure -- Law and legislation.
Sex discrimination against women.
Women landowners.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11660516
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Other authors / contributors:Chowdhry, Prem, editor.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:"[This book evaluates] existing state laws regarding land ownership. The varied forms of gender discrimination that exist between and within regions, communities, and caste groups are studied. Few women own land, and even fewer effectively control it. The book recommends ways to counter this inequality by challenging laws and sociocultural values that allow discrimination to persist."--
Table of Contents:
  • List of Tables
  • 5. Goa: Women and Land Rights in the Context of Legal Propertied Equality in Goa
  • 6. Gujarat: Women Empowerment Through Landownership Rights: Critical Assessment of Their Status in Gujarat
  • 7. Jammu and Kashmir: Gendering the Landownership Question in Jammu and Kashmir
  • 8. Jharkhand: Understanding Women and Land Rights in Jharkhand
  • 9. Maharashtra: Land, Land Rights, and Women in Maharashtra
  • 10. Mizoram: Women's Access and Ownership of Land: A Case of Mizoram State in India
  • 11. Nagaland: Gender and Land Relations in Nagaland: Emerging Issues
  • 12. Rajasthan: Persisting Inequalities: Gender and Land Rights in Rajasthan
  • 13. Sikkim: Locating Gender in Land Rights Discourse of Sikkim
  • 14. Tamil Nadu: Women's Land Rights in the Context of Neo-liberal Tamil Nadu
  • List of Figures
  • 15. Uttarakhand: Gender Justice and Law: A Gender-specific Study of Landownership in Uttarakhand
  • About the Editor and Contributors
  • Index
  • Foreword
  • A Note from the Centre Director
  • Acknowledgements
  • 1. Editor's Introduction: Persisting Gender Discrimination in Land Rights
  • 2. Andhra Pradesh: Land Rights and Land Access to Women in Andhra Pradesh
  • 3. Arunachal Pradesh: Engendering Tribal Land Rights for Gendering the Land: A Case Study Among Apatani and Nyishi Communities
  • 4. Chhattisgarh: Gender Issues in Landownership in Chhattisgarh: Existing Land Laws, Policies, and Practices