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Women in Politics in Japan

Japanese women have been participants in a long history of social activism. But their participation in politics and political parties, is a more recent phenomenon. NGOs and other grass roots organisations have provided training, information and assisted with fund-raising to equip women to take up leadership positions in politics, especially at local government levels. Most political parties, however, still continue to provide only limited leadership opportunities for women.

Institutionalisation and Expansion of Dowry System in Colonial North India

Institutionalisation and Expansion of Dowry System in Colonial North India Ranjana Sheel The British legitimacy to the priority of brahminical rules and laws of social order over customary local practices of various rural groups affected the law of marriage, succession and adoption. It provided juridical sanction to certain patriarchal practices to the disadvantage of all Hindu women whether rural or urban. It influenced the way in which the custom of marriage and succession to the property was enjoyed by the majority of the population. How did the growing brahmanisation of the social order affect the marriage forms and how did it lead to the entrenchment of the practice of dowry?
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