Research Summary 24, Ambiguous Institutions: Traditional Governance and Local Democracy in Rural India, IDS Working Paper No. 282
New research challenges the view that Customary Village Councils in India are bastions of caste and gender inequality. This paper highlights the variety of such councils, their dynamism and their increasing pluralism.
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Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies, 2 pp.