Full Citation: Agarwal, B., “Gender and Legal Rights in Agricultural Land in India,” 12 ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL WEEKLY (March 1995).
Gender and Legal Rights in Agricultural Land in India
“Although the Constitution promises no discrimination on the basis of sex as a fundamental right, most inheritance and ceiling provisions relating to one of the most important economic resources in the country continue to be highly gender discriminatory; and the Ninth Schedule leruls itself to their perpetuation. Surprisingly, these aspects, which impinge directly and crucially on women’s legal and economic status, have received little attention so far from either researchers or activists. This paper attempts to fill some of this gap.”