Dowry Murder: The Imperial Origins of a Cultural Crime

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The Hindu custom of dowry has long been blamed for the murder of wives and female infants in India. In this highly provocative book, Veena Oldenburg argues that these killings are neither about dowry nor reflective of an Indian culture or caste system that encourages violence against women. Rather, such killings can be traced directly to the influences of the British colonial era. In the precolonial period, dowry was an institution managed by women, for women, to enable them to establish their status and have recourse in an ...

Dowry Murder: The Imperial Origins of a Cultural Crime 2002, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195150728

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Dowry Murder: The Imperial Origins of a Cultural Crime 2002, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195150711

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