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Enslaved Daughters: Colonialism, Law and Women's Rights

Sudhir Chandra


This book discusses the case of Dadaji Bhikaji against Rukhmabai, his twenty-two year old wife. Dadaji filed the suit against his spouse when, after eleven years, she refused to live with him as per the Hindu marriage law. The book looks at all aspects of the lawsuit, including the reactions of the people towards the argument of Pinhey and Rukhmabai’s defiance in consenting to live with her husband. It 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. It ... More

Keywords: Dadaji Bhikaji, Rukhmabai, Hindu marriage law, Pinhey, court proceedings, psycho-social factors, radical-feminist stance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195695731
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195695731.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sudhir Chandra, author