Customary Law and Challenges to Governance in the Context of Land Inheritance Among the Women of Munda Tribe in Jharkhand

Date01 December 2020
Publication Date01 December 2020
AuthorShalini Saboo
DOI10.1177/0019556120982196
SubjectArticles
Customary Law and
Challenges to
Governance in the
Context of Land
Inheritance Among the
Women of Munda
Tribe in Jharkhand
Shalini Saboo1,2
Abstract
The changing socio-economic scenario has brought its negative repercussions on
the tribal women. They are not only being denied land rights but are also being
made the victims of violence by the males. They are mostly widows, single and
separated women. This research article focuses on the Munda tribe in Jharkhand
and attempts to study the customary practices of the land inheritance among
the Munda women. It also delineates the legal and social impediments faced by
Munda women when it comes to the issue of land inheritance.
Keywords
Customary law, tribal land rights, Mundas, inheritance, patrilineal
Introduction
This article studies the customary practices of land inheritance among the Munda
women and how the present statutes are contradictory to customary practices. It
identifies the social and legal barriers and the consequences of the issues related
to land inheritance of tribal women. The study uses both primary and secondary
Article
Indian Journal of Public
Administration
66(4) 552–562, 2020
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1 Research Scholar Department of Contemporary and Tribal Customary Law, Central University of
Jharkhand, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India.
2 Doctoral Fellow, Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi, India.
Corresponding author:
Shalini Saboo, Research Scholar, Department of Contemporary and Tribal Customary Law, Central
University of Jharkhand, Village–Cheri–Manatu P.O. – Kamre, P.S.–Kanke Ranchi 835222, Jharkhand,
India.
E-mails: sabooshalini@yahoo.com; tanu_guddu7k@yahoo.co.in

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