Controlling women's sexuality: rape law in India

Geetanjali Gangoli

in International approaches to rape

Published by Policy Press

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9781847426208
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302629 | DOI:
Controlling women's sexuality: rape law in India

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This chapter will address the long-standing conflicting relationship between Indian feminists and the legal system. Rape continues to be a serious issue for Indian women. In India as in other parts of the world, the question of rape is linked to women's ‘status’ within society. As the author has argued elsewhere, it is difficult to measure the ‘status of women’, especially in the context of a large and diverse country such as India.

Keywords: feminists; legal system; Indian women; status; rape law

Chapter.  7775 words. 

Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology

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