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JARDIM, Marta. From mother in law to daughter in law to mother in law on commercial and family networks in Mozambique. Cad. Pagu [online]. 2007, n.29, pp. 139-170. ISSN 0104-8333. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-83332007000200007.
Taking into account the historical perspective, I examine in this article the relation between a Hindu mother-in-law and her daughter-in-law within a migration network involving Diu (India), Mozambique, Portugal and England. My reflections are part of a research project on Hindu families in Mozambique, aimed at establishing a critical dialogue with those studies that see the Hindu family in Africa as a stronghold of identity for populations thought of as originally Indian. Inspired in the anthropological literature that emphasizes the time dimension of relational systems, I seek to underline, in the context of contemporary Mozambique, the flexibility of hierarchies in which married Indian women participate.
Keywords : Ethnography; Family; Hindus; Mozambique; Sograria.