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Title:
WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE: WOMEN'S WORK, purdah AND THEIR RIGHTS ON RESOURCES IN RURAL BANGLADESH

Authors:
Dr. Ishrat Jahan

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Dr. Ishrat Jahan
Department of Anthropology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

MLA 8
Jahan, Dr. Ishrat. "WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE: WOMEN'S WORK, purdah AND THEIR RIGHTS ON RESOURCES IN RURAL BANGLADESH." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 3, no. 4, Apr. 2018, pp. 1540-1557, ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=105. Accessed 2018.
APA
Jahan, D. (2018, April). WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE: WOMEN'S WORK, purdah AND THEIR RIGHTS ON RESOURCES IN RURAL BANGLADESH. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 3(4), 1540-1557. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=105
Chicago
Jahan, Dr. Ishrat. "WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE: WOMEN'S WORK, purdah AND THEIR RIGHTS ON RESOURCES IN RURAL BANGLADESH." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 3, no. 4 (April 2018), 1540-1557. Accessed , 2018. ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=105.

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Abstract:
As the economy of Bangladesh is based mainly on agriculture and most of the agricultural production takes place at rural areas of Bangladesh, it is noticed that village women are related to agricultural production directly or indirectly. But as our society is patriarchal, women's work is different from men's work and it has little appreciation within their family and within societies. This article is based on the study which was conducted to analyze the condition of working women in Char Khankhanapur village of Rajbari district, Bangladesh and to enquire about their present condition within the patriarchal social system of the village. This article shows that rural women have a great influence on village economy through their labour, both within and outside the household. However, it also highlights that though women are taking part in income generating activities, their position within society has not changed universally because of the patriarchal construction of purdah (seclusion). The article focuses on the fact that, despite women earn they have little access to private property, such as land, agricultural resources, money, jewelry, etc. It proposes to reconsider the understanding, as outlined by the Women in Development (WID) paradigm, that women's participation in paid work will always improve their social status.