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By Joy Deshmukh-Ranadive

ISBN-10: 0761936319

ISBN-13: 9780761936312

This ebook is a compilation of various learn tools on addressing justice within the family members. it's in accordance with the subject matter of the relevance of the ethos of democracy to a relatives. What makes this booklet diversified and fascinating is the way during which diversified perspectives on a unmarried subject are analysed after which reconciled. This paintings contains a dialogue at the implications of oppressive households on gender alterations, and the ways that those are being negotiated or reworked.

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It was not surprising that the queues and water storage problems cut down the household’s water consumption. Water was a nightmare for most households, especially for the women, as it trickled through for an hour or so at any time through the day. Women in the colonies at Ghatkoper complained that they had to get up at three in the morning for the ‘water time’, fill the bins and catch some sleep before leaving for work. If women belonged to a colony which had an afternoon supply, they had to get a person to fill it when they were at work or buy water from a neighbour.

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The majority of households had more than one working member. Sixty-three per cent of the households had as many women as men in paid employment. And women headed 18 per cent of the households. They were honorary ‘heads’ or women who had lost their husbands or had set up independent urban houses with the rest of the family in the village. Generally older men, whether they were present or absent, were considered heads of the household by women, the community and the state. They were the main decision makers according to socially sanctioned patriarchal practices and they controlled the family members and their incomes.

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