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Gender and community : Muslim women's rights in India

Author: Vrinda Narain
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : University of Toronto Press, ©2001.
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"In India, the legal status of Muslim women within the family is a topic of considerable controversy and debate. It is a complex issue that has implications for matters of not only gender equality, but also religious freedom, minority rights, and state policy regarding the accommodation of difference. Whereas the Constitution of India guarantees equality rights to all women, irrespective of religious affiliation,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Narain, Vrinda, 1965-
Gender and community.
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©2001
(DLC) 2002280051
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vrinda Narain
ISBN: 9781442675179 1442675179 128203393X 9781282033931
OCLC Number: 244768774
Description: 1 online resource (202 pages)
Contents: Contextualizing Muslim personal law --
Muslim personal law and the constitutional framework --
Naming the issues --
Negotiating the boundaries of gender and community : the role of the state.
Responsibility: Vrinda Narain.
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Combines feminist analysis, post-colonial and critical race theory with legal analysis to critically assess issues of gender equality, minority rights and the accommodation of difference.  Read more...


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