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A Disputed Charter

Sudhir Chandra

in Enslaved Daughters

Second edition

Published in print March 2008 | ISBN: 9780195695731
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080311 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195695731.003.0002
A Disputed Charter

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This chapter discusses the different reactions towards Pinhey’s judgment on the Dadaji Bhikaji v. Rukhmabai case. It presents the background of the sharp, and at times passionate, division over the issues involved in the case. The Times of India described the judgment as ‘the embodiment of righteousness and common sense’, while the Pioneer saw it as a simple argument that ended the evils of Hindu womanhood.

Keywords: Pinhey; judgment; Dadaji Bhikaji v. Rukhmabai; issues; Times of India; Pioneer; Hindu womanhood

Chapter.  9511 words. 

Subjects: Gender and Sexuality

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