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WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP ROLES -ANCIENT TRADITIONS OF KHASI WOMEN POWER AND MONEY

As today is international women’s day, it  is a great opportunity to share Karolin Klueppel’s amazing photo collection which depicts the women in leadership roles  in the ancient culture the Khasi people from Northeastern India which sees inheritance of power, wealth and all property passed down to the youngest female child from mothers.

Incredibly, Mawlynnong women have the freedom to marry whoever they wish, choose to remain single and get divorce without any stigma in their society and the children also inherit the last name of their mothers. You can see more these photographs on National geography from 15th Dec 2015.

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