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Enslaved daughters : colonialism, law and women's rights

Author: Sudhir Chandra
Publisher: New Delhi ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Adopting a radical-feminist stance, this book discusses the case of Dadaji Bhikaji against his 22 year-old wife Rukhmabai, filed when, after 11 years, she refused to live with him as per the Hindu marriage law. The book examines the lawsuit, looks at the role of the British during the court proceedings, and highlights some details of Rukhmabai's life that could reveal some psycho-social factors that gave her the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sudhir Chandra
ISBN: 9780199080311 0199080313
OCLC Number: 822228664
Notes: Previous edition: 1998.
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 265 pages)
Responsibility: Sudhir Chandra ; with an afterword.
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Adopting a radical-feminist stance, this book discusses the case of Dadaji Bhikaji against his 22 year-old wife Rukhmabai, filed when, after 11 years, she refused to live with him as per the Hindu marriage law. The book examines the lawsuit, looks at the role of the British during the court proceedings, and highlights some details of Rukhmabai's life that could reveal some psycho-social factors that gave her the strength to rebel.

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