Meghalaya: From Mother to Daughter

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The State of Meghalaya in India is home to the Khasi people, one of the most important matrilineal societies in the world. Here, the surname and property are handed down from mother to daughter. After marriage, it’s the husband who moves in with his wife. A woman is often the family breadwinner while the man stays at home to care for the children. If his wife gets tired of him, she can simply ask him to leave.  In this State, expectant parents pray for the birth of a girl…

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