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Pashington Obeng
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Pashington Obeng: Wellesley College

Chapter 2 in Rural Women’s Power in South Asia, 2014, pp 16-43 from Palgrave Macmillan

Abstract: Abstract This chapter focuses on the diverse groups of people occupying minority or marginalized status in South Asia. I explore the various impacts that the British-led Indian subcontinent’s partition into India and (originally) East and West Pakistan had on large numbers of such people as well as on communities that live in socially, economically, and politically marginalized areas. While dividing people through the partition along religious, caste, and tribal lines created minority groups in South Asia, the partition further reinforced the marginalization of the people displaced by the partition itself and the hardships that followed.

Keywords: Rural Woman; Muslim Woman; Indian Constitution; Lower Caste; Marriage Ceremony (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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DOI: 10.1057/9781137320766_2

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