My grandmother is challenging patriarchal land values in India. I’m so proud of her | Shreya Kalia

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Daughters too often get cut out of their inheritance, but more women are standing up for their rights – and change is coming

When my 67-year-old grandmother, Poli, learned that her four brothers had divided all the family land among themselves, she was furious. “When I asked my brothers to give me an equal share, they said, ‘what do you need this land for?

“‘You are old, your husband is dead, your daughters are married. What will you do with it?’ They threatened to call the police on me,” she says.

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