(Mis)appropriated liberty: identity, gender justice, and Muslim personal law reform in India.
...In 1987, when Roop Kanwar, an eighteen-year-old Rajasthani widow was burned on her husband's funeral pyre, there was a ...
Tsunami Widows Struggle for Survival
CUDDALORE, India - Even before the tsunami ripped away her husband, Vallatha was the subject of gossip and derision, through no fault of her own. Because her eyes are a stunning shade of green, an unusual twist of genetics in a country of brown-eyed people, she was considered evil. Behind her back, villagers call her the "cat-eyed woman.
Fundamentalism and Gender.
.... Using the controversy surrounding the sati of Roop Kanwar, John Hawley examines the strong bond between Hindu fundamentalism and women's secondary ...
Prices at Many Area Stations Already Below Minimum
As Gov. Jim Doyle moves to offer gasoline price relief by partly suspending enforcement of the state's minimum markup law, it appears that scores of Milwaukee-area stations perhaps all of them already are using an exception in the law to price below the prescribed minimum. I would say everybody is, and they've been there for a long time, and that's because competition is alive and well,"...