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A Place in India Where Women Rule the Roost

A Place in India Where Women Rule the Roost
Last Updated: January 31, 2020

You know how they say, ‘It’s a man’s world after all,’ well not when you are in Meghalaya. Home to Khasi tribe, who number about 1 million, carry on the matrilineal tradition. Yes, it is the place where women wear pants in the house and men are somewhat considered cursed.

Did this fact give your world a little shake? Well, wait till you read the facts below:

1. In Khasi Tribe, a child is given the surname of the mother, not of the father.

2. Women are free to take up any job or occupation. Almost every woman in Meghalaya is employed and contributes to the income of the family.

3. Women are also given the liberty to marry anyone of their choice (not belonging to the same clan).

4. After the marriage, the husband lives in his Mother-in-Law’s home and has to follow the rules of the family.

5. The youngest daughter inherits the wealth of the family.

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Published: 15 Oct, 2016
Nidhi Singh


From the Lake District, Nainital, Nidhi Singh is a travel writer whose love for mountains can be seen in her write ups. Talk about solo travelling, indulging in adventure activities, binging on good food, planning budget trips or the Aurora Borealis and you will get all her attention. It is the wanderlust that keeps her going and if at all she could get one wish granted she would love to live a life less ordinary. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram.

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