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Law and Gender Inequality: The Politics of Women's Rights in India

Flavia Agnes


This volume explores gender inequality and the politics of women’s rights in India. It provides an invaluable analysis of the current trends of the debate on Uniform Civil Code located within a highly charged political scenario. It examines the condition of women’s rights under the plurality of Hindu law and during the evolution of Islamic law. It discusses the history of the politicisation of women’s rights, the erosion of secular principles, and the stilted Hindu law reforms aimed at promoting gender justice. It also investigates the legal significance of the Parsi community’s personal law f ... More

Keywords: gender inequality, women’s rights, India, Uniform Civil Code, judicial pronouncements, Hindu law, Islamic law, gender justice, Parsi community, Christian personal law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780195655247
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195655247.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Flavia Agnes, author
Bombay High Court