Women Studies | VOL. 16, ISSUE 95, March-April 2016
Author is Professor, Centre for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social Sciences, JNU. firstname.lastname@example.org
Alienation from land and distress-driven shift towards agricultural wage work leave women particularly vulnerable. Although amended inheritance laws have increased the probability of daughters inheriting fathers’ land, women’s effective control over agricultural land, though relatively higher in the southern states, continues to remain abysmally low on an average in rural India.