Domestic Violence Law in India: Myth and Misogyny

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This book examines the prevailing legal discourse surrounding domestic violence law in India. It investigates the myths, patriarchal stereotypes, and misconceptions that undermine the process of justice and dilute legal provisions to the detriment of survivors.

The volume:

  • Develops arguments based on legal case studies and draws extensively on knowledge from various fields of study, as well as the experience of women survivors.
  • Examines fallacies within the legal framework through a study of strategic lawsuits against public participation suits within the Indian context.
  • Proposes measures for a fair and more gender inclusive legal system that focuses on facilitating access to justice.
  • Suggests that emphasis be laid on establishing the rule of law and eliminating the culture of violence.

A key text on gender and law in India, this book will be indispensable to scholars and researchers of socio-legal studies, law, gender, human rights, women's studies, social science, political science, and feminist jurisprudence in South Asia. It will also be of interest to NGOs, activists, and lawyers.

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