Many Indian women cry out for equality, but in Meghalaya
matrilineal cultures thrive with little parallel in the world.
Shillong, India – In a far corner of India, a country where women usually
have to cry out for equality, respect and protection, there’s a state
hub for educationand the trend-setter for the Westernised culture that’s accepted
by most tribes in the country’s northeast.
The two major tribes of Meghalaya, Khasis and Jaintias, are very matrilineal.
Children take the mother’ssurname, daughters inherit the family property with
the youngest getting the lion’s share, and most
businesses are run by women. Continue reading