Q&A: Widows in India

Question:

I'm looking for literature about widows in Varanasi, India--particularly their social and economic conditions.

Answer: 

You might not find many sources on a particular region but you should be able to find literature on women's social and economic conditions and gender in India. If you search in Searchworks using subject terms "widows" and "India," you will find a few titles that will lead you to these subjects:

You should also check Worldcat to see if other libraries have books relevant to your topic. If you find titles Stanford does not own, request them via interlibrary loan.

Additionally, here is a list of article databases to look at:

Finally, you might want to check activist organizations that work on related issues, such as Widows' Rights International and Amnesty International.