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Law and Gender Inequality

Flavia Agnes

Published in print May 2001 | ISBN: 9780195655247
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081189 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195655247.001.0001
Law and Gender Inequality

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This volume explores gender inequality and the politics of women’s rights in India. It provides an invaluable analysis of the current trends of the debate on Uniform Civil Code located within a highly charged political scenario. It examines the condition of women’s rights under the plurality of Hindu law and during the evolution of Islamic law. It discusses the history of the politicisation of women’s rights, the erosion of secular principles, and the stilted Hindu law reforms aimed at promoting gender justice. It also investigates the legal significance of the Parsi community’s personal law for women’s rights and evaluates the impact of the political reformulation of Christian personal law.

Keywords: gender inequality; women’s rights; India; Uniform Civil Code; judicial pronouncements; Hindu law; Islamic law; gender justice; Parsi community; Christian personal law

Book.  268 pages. 

Subjects: Family Law

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