Indigenous Feminism and Women Resistance: Customary Law, Codification Issue and Legal Pluralism in North East India
N.K. Das, 'Indigenous Feminism and Women Resistance: Customary Law, Codification Issue and Legal Pluralism in North East India', Journal of Cultural and Social Anthropology, 1(2), 2019, pp. 19-27.
9 Pages Posted: 11 Jul 2019
Date Written: July 8, 2019
Author situates the concerns of women in feminist movement discourse and discusses the gender implication of customary law in North East India. Using the legal anthropological approach, it is argued that appraisal of gender perspective of customary law in northeast India can be best accomplished by reinterpretation of kinship rules and customs vis-à-vis rights issues of women in broader context of legal pluralism. In order to highlight the complex status syndrome of women in Northeast region and their struggle in the face of ‘law-codification’ and intruding hazards of state-legal domains, some case studies are cited to show emerging resistances of women organizations in the region.
Keywords: Indigenous Feminism, Customary Law, Legal Pluralism, Law-Codification and Women of Northeast India
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