Hindu Divorce

Hindu Divorce

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This comparative study investigates the place of Hindu divorce in the Indian legal system and considers whether it offers a way out of a matrimonial crisis situation for women. Using the narratives of the social actors involved, it poses questions about the relationship between traditional jurisdictions located in rural areas and the larger legal culture of towns and cities in India, and also in the UK and USA. The multidisciplinary approach draws on research from the social sciences, feminist and legal studies and will be of interest to students and scholars of law, anthropology and sociology.Chatterjee, I. (1999), Gender, Slavery andLaw inColonial India (Delhi: Oxford University Press). ... Observers Observed: Essayson Ethnographic Fieldwork ( Madison: University ofWisconsin Press). Clifford. ... Cohn, B. (1995), Contesting claims and counterclaims: questions of the inheritance andsexuality of widows inacolonial state. ... Comaroff, J.L. and Roberts, S.A. (1981), RulesandProcesses: The Cultural Logicof Dispute in an African Context (Chicago: University of Chicago Press).

Title:Hindu Divorce
Author:Dr Livia Holden
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2013-02-28


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