Rural Women’s Power in South Asia

Understanding Shakti

  • Pashington Obeng

Part of the Gender, Development and Social Change book series (GDSC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Pashington Obeng
    Pages 1-15
  3. Pashington Obeng
    Pages 16-43
  4. Pashington Obeng
    Pages 44-66
  5. Pashington Obeng
    Pages 163-169
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 170-186

About this book


This book investigates how women's power and caste cleavages often continue to transcend and crosscut the boundaries of caste/tribe, gender, age, class and religion in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh It examines the gendered divisions of labor in rural communities and how countervailing forces have restricted women's status and roles in South Asia.


Shakti women's empowering gendered divisions rural communities South Asia India Pakistan Bangladesh gender government history identity intervention women

Authors and affiliations

  • Pashington Obeng
    • 1
  1. 1.Wellesley CollegeUSA

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