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Conflict in the Shared Household: Domestic Violence and the Law in India

Indira Jaising and Pinki Mathur Anurag


The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 (PWDVA) was enacted following a concerted campaign by the Indian women’s movement. The Lawyers Collective authored the law in consultation with women’s groups from across the country. Contributors to this volume address critical and hitherto less addressed areas pertaining to domestic violence and the law in India. The volume is divided into three parts. Part I includes chapters that cover the nature of structural inequality that perpetuates and condones domestic violence as a lesser ‘wrong’ or ‘crime’ and present the historical backgrou ... More

Keywords: Domestic violence, PWDVA (2005), law, structural inequality, wrong, crime, legislative developments, historical background, critical issues, right to residence, cohabitees, court orders, multiagency response, complaints, reliefs, services, protection, challenges, budgetary constraints, implementation, research

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780199489954
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199489954.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Indira Jaising, editor
Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India

Pinki Mathur Anurag, editor
Director (Technical), Lawyers Collective

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Section I Causes and Consequences

Section II Critical Issues

Section III Expectations from the Law and Its Enforcement

9. Long Road to Justice

Monica Sakhrani, Trupti Jhaveri Panchal, Radhika Chakraborty, Manisha Kande

10. Nature of Services Available to Women Survivors

Padma Bhate-Deosthali, Sangeeta Rege