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The Brutal Embrace: Let it Stand

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/9780195695731.003.0005
The Brutal Embrace: Let it Stand

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This chapter discusses how Rukhmabai’s resistance in Farran’s court raised to a new plane her challenge to both colonial law and indigenous social authority. The case was finally settled in July 1888, when Dadaji accepted two thousand rupees from Rukhmabai to satisfy all costs and agreed not to execute the degree against her.

Keywords: colonial law; indigenous social authority; resistance; Rukhmabai; challenge; Farran

Chapter.  17911 words. 

Subjects: Gender and Sexuality

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