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Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
ISSN: 0975-6795(Online), 2321-5828(Print)
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Developmental problems of ageing: Case study of Meghalaya
Dr. Markynti Swer
Guest Lecturer, Department of Geography, NEHU, Shillong
Meghalaya recently has been adding significantly to its aged population. The distinctive aspect of this largely tribal society is its continuation of a social order, which is matrilineal. The women enjoy a much higher social status particularly based on a system of inheritance along female line and matri-local marriage institution. It may therefore be exceedingly interesting to examine the issue of the aged section and care of the aged in such a society that distinguishes itself from the rest not only in North-East but also from rest of the country.
Tribal, matrilineal, inheritance, social order.
Markynti Swer. Developmental problems of ageing: Case study of Meghalaya. Research J. Humanities and Social Sciences. 7(4): October- December, 2016, 293-304.
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