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By Bina Agarwal

ISBN-10: 0521429269

ISBN-13: 9780521429269

During this complete research of gender and estate all through South Asia, Bina Agarwal argues that an important monetary issue affecting girls is the gender hole in command over estate. In rural South Asia, few girls personal land or even fewer keep watch over it. Drawing on a variety of resources, together with box learn, the writer addresses the cause of this imbalance, and asks how the limitations to possession may be conquer. The publication bargains unique insights into the present theoretical and coverage debates on land reform and women's prestige.

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Where women's access to the cash economy is limited, access to communal land can serve as a means of some independent income and economic support. However, the availability of communal land has been declining rapidly, both in quantity and quality, especially since the mid nineteenth century, and noticeably so over the last three decades: between 1950-84, the decline in area under communal access (now largely in the form of village commons) ranged between 26 and 63 percentage points across seven Indian states, and the productivity of such land also fell (Jodha 1986).

19 At the same time, most women's organizations (whatever their political persuasion), with some recent exceptions, have been preoccupied with employment and non-land-related income-generating schemes as the means of improving women's economic status and welfare, paying little 17 18 19 In India, the term 'state' relates to administrative divisions within the country and is not to be confused with 'State', used throughout the book in the political economy sense of the word. In Pakistan and Sri Lanka these administrative divisions are termed provinces.

Similarly a g r o u p of persons wielding power or authority, which m a y or m a y not stem from property ownership, m a y be seen to constitute a class. O n the concept of'class' within Marxist and n o n - M a r x i s t literature, also see Wolff and Resnick (1989). While several feminist a u t h o r s have denied the significance of class divisions between women, they have d o n e so from different standpoints. Millett (1970) did so because she saw w o m e n ' s class affiliations as basically impermanent.

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