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South Asia Seminar

Thursday, November 18, 2004 • 3:30 PM

WCH 4.118


South Asia Seminar

Friday, November 5, 2004 • 3:30 PM

WCH 4.118


South Asia Seminar

Thursday, October 14, 2004 • 3:30 PM

WCH 4.118


South Asia Seminar

Thursday, September 30, 2004 • 3:30 PM

WCH 4.118


South Asia Seminar

Thursday, September 16, 2004 • 3:30 PM

WCH 4.118


South Asia Seminar

Thursday, February 19, 2004 • 3:30 PM

WCH 4.118

Abstract
This ethnohistory explored the historic relationship between the custom of dowry and violence against women in north India. It reconstructs the changing relationship of gender, dowry, and property in the colonial Punjab (1870-1940) and post-Partition Delhi that explains the modern pathology of dowry, female infanticide, fatal neglect of girls, and the aborting of female fetuses in India today.