Women had religious authority and were active as priestesses gydja and oracles sejdkvinna ;  they were active within art as poets skalder  and rune mastersand as merchants and medicine women. Medieval marriages among the elites were arranged in a way that would meet the interests of the family as a whole.
On Saturdays and Sundays I would work as a kuli worker making 10 — 12 rupees per day. A married woman retained ownership of any property she brought into the marriage.
We were also informed of the two women who had left the panchayat after becoming widows that one had gone to find work in a nearby district and the other had joined a convent.
This outlawed marriage by proxy and made marriage legal so long as both partners consent. Six women came from households that were below the poverty line. We have also changed the names of the people the women talked about in their interviews e.
The key informants included: 2 local government employees, 2 members of a local NGO, and 3 widows from a neighbouring gram panchayat. This early period was highly stressful in their lives.
French married women suffered from restrictions on their legal capacity which were removed only in David Shaw is a photojournalist, currently living in Beirut, Lebanon. I took on additional work.