This book offers new insights into gender and social institutions in India. It also invites a questioning of interventions to improve the position of widowhood in rural India. It is a truly interdisciplinary study that draws on development studies, economics, anthropology, sociology and mythology. It will also appeal to general readers curious about the reality behind the popular images of Indian widowhood.
About the Author:
MARTHA ALTER CHEN is Lecturer in Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government and the Matina S. Horner Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.