In this work, Prof. Lalita Dhar Parihar examines the political, social, and religious factors that have determined the position of women in society. The author, recognising these issues, argues for equality, empowerment and emancipation of women, both in the public and private spheres.
The author has critically examined and discussed in the work, the following issues, among others:
women’s rights under the Constitution—mainly, equality, dignity, and to be free from discrimination;
her right to maintenance under the personal laws of each religious group and the Criminal Procedure Code;
offences against women, including, sexual harassment of women at workplace; and
emerging issues defining the position of women including the much debated Women’s Reservation Bill.
Further, various statutes governing the rights of women such as the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955; the Domestic Violence Act, 2005; the Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Act, 1994; the MTP Act, 1971; the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986 etc. have been analytically discussed in the book.
The book will be of immense use to academics, students and legal practitioners in the fields of feminist jurisprudence, discrimination law, human rights law and constitutional law, labour law, and family law. It will also be of interest to social activists, NGO's etc.
Table Of Contents:
Chapter I: Prologue Chapter II: Woman and the Constitution Chapter III: Maintenance Rights of Women Chapter IV: Maintenance Rights of Women under Criminal procedure code Chapter IV-a: Muslim Women’s Right to Maintenance Chapter IV-B: Maintenance Rights of Women under Other Personal Laws Chapter V: Offences Against Women Chapter VI: Women Empowerment Chapter VII: Conclusion Chapter VIII: Sexual Harassment of Women at Work Place Bibliography Subject index