In the Name of Justice: Women and Law in Society

By: Swapna Mukhopadhyay (Ed)

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In the early years of post-Independence India, the role of Law and Legal Reforms in ensuring greater Gender Justice in Society was perceived as non-ambivalent and positive. The Picture is no longer so clear cut. Analysis of recent experience suggests that in the Hands of a patriarchal state machinery, legislation, can indeed reinforce the social subjugation of women. This collection of papers which was originally presented in a national seminar on `Women and Law` traverses the complex interface of law, Tradition and culture to explore the potential of law as an instrument of social engineering. It also opens up new dimensions in the legal discourse on gender such as in the area of women`s Health and institutionalisation of women. Essays include : 1. Law as an Instrument of Social Change : The Feminist Dilemma/Swapna Mukhopadhyay 2. Rights, Law and Feminist Politics : Rethinking our Practice/Nivedita Menon 3. Some Reflections on Women and Health under the Law/Geeta Ramaseshan 4. Women and Institutionalization/Usha Ramanathan 5. Violence Against Women. Printed Pages: 134

Title: In the Name of Justice: Women and Law in Society

Author Name: Swapna Mukhopadhyay (Ed)

Categories: India, Gender Studies,

Publisher: New Delhi, Manohar Publishers & Distributors:

ISBN: 8173041296

ISBN 13: 9788173041297

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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Keywords: In the Name of Justice: Women and Law in Society Swapna Mukhopadhyay (Ed)