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Title: Family Law: Marriage, Divorce and ...
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2011
Book Condition: New
Edition: First edition.
About this title
The second of three volumes on the subject, this book is written to meet the course requirements of Family Law which is a compulsory subject for LLB students. Providing an in-depth analysis of family laws, this book explores the overlaps and contradictions in these laws. The ground level litigation practices are interwoven with the framework of statutory provisions, which in turn provide an entry point into the rights discourses and social movements.
The book discusses cases, Acts, and amendments related to marriage and its dissolution, matrimonial obligations, and custody and guardianship of children. The work unravels legal complexities and weaves women's realities into legal theories. It positions women's claims within the Constitution to highlight the lacunae in laws and to analyze their effectiveness at the ground level. It further discusses family courts and the strategies which need to be adopted to make the present laws work effectively.
Flavia Agnes is a practicing lawyer in the Mumbai High Court and co-founder of MAJLIS, a Mumbai-based legal and cultural resource centre. She is well known as a pioneer of the women's movement in India and, more specifically, for her work on legal reforms.
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