Behind Closed Doors: Domestic Violence in India

By: Rinki Bhattacharya (ed.)

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To be assaulted, abused and raped by someone as intimate as a husband, or lover, is the most degrading experience for a woman. Not recognized as ‘real’ violence, abuse of this nature is experienced daily by countless women in every culture. Behind closed doors of family, custom, values, traditions that are taken for granted and never questioned – are muffled voices of terror and trauma, which do not reach beyond the threshold nor attract the attention of lawmakers or redress agents. Edited by a renowned women’s rights activist and a former victim of domestic violence, the book takes us inside these closed doors. It puts together the life stories of seventeen women from diverse cultural, class, education and religious backgrounds in India who were victims of domestic violence. Apart from being a first person account, this powerful book is a tribute to the courage and determination of women who decided to break their silence. The book will inspire other victims of this ‘hidden crime’, to speak out, share their plight and change their fate. Printed Pages: 240.

Title: Behind Closed Doors: Domestic Violence in India

Author Name: Rinki Bhattacharya (ed.)

Categories: India, History, Culture, and Politics, Sociology & Anthropology,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Sage Publications: 2004

ISBN: 0761932399

ISBN 13: 9780761932390

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 028613

Keywords: Domestic Violece in India