ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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The Political Economy of Haryana's Khaps

Haryana's economic development sits uneasily with the regressive social and gender attitudes of its all-powerful khap panchayats. The largely agrarian society is against the Succession Act of 1956 which gives women the right of inheritance. The recent series of violent crimes against women and aggressive statements on lowering the age of marriage are in line with this anti-women attitude.

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