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Funerary Rites for Women Victims of “Honor Killings”: Indus Valley
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It is the right of a child and a father to know of and honor their biological bond. Mechanisms for ascertaining biological paternity need not be violent or restrictive toward the mother. In patriarchal societies, however, this right becomes an oppressive metasymbol that forms the cornerstone of an integrated system of subjugation, domination, and oppression of …

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Anwar, Ghazala, “Funerary Rites for Women Victims of “Honor Killings”: Indus Valley”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 05 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0654>
First published online: 2010

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