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Immobility and 'Unfreedom': Dowry's Violence in the Lives of Poor Indian Women
The paper discusses the traditional Hindu custom of dowry in its modern manifestations, with a focus on case study in Calcutta. Dowry, once a custom of Hindu upper castes of India, has, especially since Independence (1947), ...
The 'War on Terror' and Withdrawing American Charity: Some Consequences for Poor Muslim Women in Kolkata, India
My paper discusses the apparent consequences of the American "war on terror" for a private American donor agency working in a largely Muslim slum area in Kolkata, and for the women who live there.
Education and Women's 'Autonomy': An NGO's Efforts in a Calcutta Basti
A community-based non-profit in a majority Muslim community in Kolkata, India, initiates several female education projects, Muslim girls' concepts of 'autonomy'