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Women and the Law

Anjani Kant

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ISBN 10: 8176484563 / ISBN 13: 9788176484565
Published by APH, New Delhi, 2008
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Contents Preface. List of cases. Abbreviation. 1. Introduction. 2. A historical study of position of women in India. 3. Constitution and Indian women. 4. Position of Indian women in their respective personal laws viz. of Hindu Muslim Christian Parsi and Jew - a special study of Hindu and Muslim women in their respective personal laws. 5. Marital rights of women in pre legislation era and post legislation era. 6. Property rights of Indian women in their respective personal laws - a comparative study with special reference to Hindu law and Muslim law. 7. The right of maintenance to Indian women in their respective domestic laws and Criminal Procedure Code - a thorough study of Shah Bano's case. 8. The study of social and economic condition of Indian women in seeking constitutional and legal protection. 9. Emancipation of Indian women - how far and to what extent real - a socio legal study. 10. Conclusion. Bibliography. Index. The author of the book entitled Women and the Law has been serving in the legal field for the last eighteen years approximate and mostly worked for the amelioration of Indian women. He has always tried to draw the kind attention of the Government of India as well as judiciary by writing a number of articles on the issues relating to rights of Indian women. The author has also been delivering lectures on various topics of law including the topics relating to the legal status of Indian women at the university and post graduate level for the last many years. The author was awarded a degree of Doctor of Laws by the University of Lucknow in the year 1995 through a convocation held in the year 1996 at the age of 40 years approximate. The author has attempted to analyse every aspect of Indian women in different spheres of life from Vedic period to contemporary society in the present book. The socio economic condition of Indian women has also been discussed in the book. The property and marital rights have been discussed in detail. Some important new topics viz. Common Civil Code Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Divorce) Act 1986 The Foreign Marriage Act 1969 N.R.I's marriages Women's Reservation Bill sexual harassment of women at work place child sexual abuse and pre natal diagnostic techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Act 1994 etc. have been included in the present edition. The suggestions have been given in the book at many stages where found necessary. The recent landmark judgements delivered by Hon'ble Courts till the celebration of Woman's Empowerment Year 2001 have also been discussed in the book. The author believes that this edition will be more useful to all concerned. This is the second edition of the book and the author has made his best efforts to make it more useful for the persons concerned. Any suggestions for further improvement will be greatly appreciated. 503 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 68575

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Title: Women and the Law

Publisher: APH, New Delhi

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardbound

Book Condition:As New

Edition: Reprint

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This book has attempted to analyse every aspect of Indian Women in different spheres of life from the Vedic period to contemporary society. The socio-economic condition of Indian Women has also been discussed in the book. Property and marital rights have been discussed in detail. This is the second edition of the book.

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