"[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."--
Foreword / Upma Chawdhry -- Editor's introduction: Persisting gender discrimination in land rights / Prem Chowdhry -- Andhra Pradesh : land rights and land access to women in Andhra Prades / E. Revathi -- Arunachal Pradesh : engendering tribal land rights for gendering the land : a case study among Apatani and Nyishi communities / Rimi Tadu -- Chhattisgarh : gender issues in landownership in Chattisgarh : existing land laws, policies, and practices / Ramesh Sharma -- Goa : women and land rights in the context of legal propertied equality in Goa / Ritu Dewan -- Gujarat : women empowerment through landownership rights : critical assessment of their status in Gujarat / Itishree Pattnaik -- Jammu and Kashmir : gendering the landownership question in Jammu and Kashmir / Abha Chauhan -- Jharkhand : understanding women and land rights in Jharkhand / M.N. Karna -- Maharashtra : land, land rights and women in Maharashtra / Mizoram : women's access and ownership of land : a case of Mizoram state in India / Saroj Arora -- Nagaland : gender and land relations in Nagaland : emerging issues / C. Sridhar, Saroj Arora, and Khunenchu Magh -- Rajasthan : persisting inequalities : gender and land rights in Rajasthan / Kanchan Mathur -- Sikkim : locating gender in land rights discourse in Sikkim / Sohel Firdos -- Tamil Nadu : women's land rights in the context of neo-liberal Tamil Nadu / Ranjani K. Murthy -- Uttarakhand : gender justice and law : a gender-specific study of landownership in Uttarakhand / Indu Pathak
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