Patriarchy in South Asia – Structures and Relations

Analyse and Kritik, June 2013

4 Pages Posted: 28 Aug 2013

Date Written: May 31, 2013


The article discusses the different ways in which patriarchy defines and shapes the status of women in South Asia. Patriarchy is particularly manifested in relations and modes of production, State regulated and monitored laws and polices, control of sexuality, and monopoly in religion and culture. Violence is among the tools used to reinforce and perpetuate patriarchy against the rights and interests of women in Society.

Keywords: patriarchy, south asia, child marriage, women, violence, laws, policies

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Nainar, Vahida, Patriarchy in South Asia – Structures and Relations (May 31, 2013). Analyse and Kritik, June 2013, Available at SSRN: or

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