ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Socio-Economic Dimensions of Certain Customs and Attitudes-Women of Haryana in the Colonial Period

This paper analyses the dominant peasant cultural ethos sanctifying customs and attitudes in relation to women in rural Haryana in the colonial period. In this connection, the role of a reformist movement like the Arya Samaj and of administrative policy decisions which sustained these customs has been explained. The study also highlights the role of the colonial administration in retaining and reinforcing the emergent dominant social ethos of the Haryana peasantry.

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