Gender Justice | VOL. 8, ISSUE 48, May-June 2008 |

The Polyandrous Jaunsari

Devani clasps young Amo’s hand as she edgily makes her way down the steep rubble road of village Chabnu. Mother of six, Devani, easily past sixty, rests on a tree stump to catch her breath and beckons us to sit beside her. We choose some splattered slate and settle down. As issues of her failing health take a pause, we pose questions about her household. Matter of fact, she speaks of her three husbands and their eight common children. Ghunam...

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