Gender, Property Rights and Responsibility for Farming in Kerala

Full Citation: Kodoth, P., “Gender, Property Rights and Responsibility for Farming in Kerala,” 19 ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL WEEKLY (May 2004).

Gender, Property Rights and Responsibility for Farming in Kerala

“This paper critically examines the claim that women in Kerala have substantial property rights arising out of agrarian and social reform and the practice of matriliny. It argues that land reform strengthened the patriarchal conjugal framework of property relations in the state, compromising women’s independent right to property. While agriculture is no longer considered a

Languages: English

Year: 2004

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