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Book review: widows of Vidarbha: making of shadows

Pal, Sumedha (2018) Book review: widows of Vidarbha: making of shadows. South Asia @ LSE (30 Aug 2018). Website.

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In Widows of Vidarbha: Making of Shadows, Kota Neelima makes an admirable attempt at shedding light on the wives of the farmers who have committed suicide during India's ongoing agrarian crisis. However, Neelima falls short at portraying the women as productive workers wielding their own agency, instead drawing on a reductivist framework, primarily focusing on their widowhood, Sumedha Pal finds.

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Additional Information: © 2018 The Author; Online
Divisions: IGA: South Asia Centre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Sets: Research centres and groups > South Asia Centre
Collections > South Asia @ LSE
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2019 12:41
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2020 00:30

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