P is for Polyandry
Confession time: I wrote today's post well before yesterday's, which is why this seems a little anticlimactic. View it then as more of an explanation than anything else...
Yesterday, I mentioned that Choden is engaged to Tashi and his two older brothers - yes, all three of them! This isn't a form of feminist matriarchal society, though; it's an adaptation to life in a place with limited fertile land, designed to prevent family land and wealth from being split between multiple sons, and it's called polyandry.
Yes, I did post about this once a while ago, but this post is different, I promise. Plus, it might perhaps be said that I was groping blindly for a topic for the letter 'P'. It's possible.
So, anyway, for all you newcomers, what is polyandry? I'm so glad you asked! As Wikipedia says, it's "a form of polygamy whereby a woman takes two or more husbands at the same time." And it just so happens that Tibet, which is where one of the lifetimes in my WIP takes place, is one of the very few areas in the world where it was widely practiced.
And that means that I get to write about what might happen when a woman is betrothed to three brothers, one of whom she's been secretly in love with since she was a young girl. Thank you, research!