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Gender and community : Muslim women's rights in India

Author: Vrinda Narain
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vrinda Narain
ISBN: 0802048692 9780802048691
OCLC Number: 46952092
Description: 202 pages ; 24 cm
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.
Other Titles: Muslim women's rights in India
Responsibility: Vrinda Narain.


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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