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Engendering Law (Treatise on Women and Law)
by Amita Dhanda
Edition: 2007 Edition
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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 432 pages
Publisher: Eastern Book Company
Language: english
ISBN: 9788170129540
Dimensions: 24.2 CM X 3 CM X 16 CM
Shipping Weight: 0.848(Kg)
Publisher Code: AB/954
Date Added: 2014-06-22
Search Category: Textbooks
Jurisdiction: Indian
Overview:

The present wok 'Engendering Law ' is a volume of collected essays addressing 'gender ' in the context of the constitution, criminal law and procedure, labour, consumer protection, forestry and international law. With these are essays on the legal institutions of education, lawyering and adjudication. Further, the contributors have also observed the progress of law reform, its content and ideological dilemmas regarding the matter of gender. Essays like Kulin widowhood, psychiatric labelling and commodification of the women, explore the interface between law and society.

The book will be useful for law students, women studies units, women 's organisations, Judges and lawyers. The students of other social sciences like political science, history, sociology would also find the book interesting and useful. The book is strongly recommended for all those women and men who are committed to justice as a consequence to a gender just society.

Contributors

  • Upendra Baxi
  • Neeru Chadha
  • Amita Dhanda
  • Nandita Haksar
  • Alice Jacob
  • Malavika Karlekar
  • Ved Kumari
  • Anthony Lester
  • Vina Mazumdar
  • S. Muralidhar
  • Archana Parashar
  • K.N. Chandrasekharan Pillai
  • Usha Ramanathan
  • D.N. Saraf
  • S.P. Sathe
  • J.N. Saxena
  • Chhatrapati Singh
  • B. Sivaramayya.

 

Reviews

 

  • Hindustan Times, New Delhi :

 

      These essays analyse legal institutions of courts, lawyers and education. Indeed

Engendering Law

      should set us on the road to equality.

 

  • Gujarat Law Reporter :

 

    This book profusely addresses the wide spectrum of gender analysis in context of Constitution, criminal law, procedure, labour, consumer protection, etc. and explore the interface between law and society. The book is a valuable source of information and knowledge for feminists ' activists and crusaders all over the country.

Table Of Contents:
                   For Lotika Di V
Contributors XI
Acknowledgements XV
Introduction 1

 

CHAPTER I : LEGAL INSTITUTIONS
                   Images (1920-1950)
Reasonable Man, Reasonable Women and Reasonable Expectations 33
USHA RAMANATHAN
Human Rights Lawyering: A Feminist Perspective 71
NANDITA HAKSAR
Feminism in Indian Legal Education 89
ARCHANA PARASHAR

 

CHAPTER II : LEGAL NORMS
                   Gender Constitution and the Courts 117
SP SATHE
Gender Analysis of the Indian Penal Code 139
VED KUMARI
Women and Criminal Procedure 161
KN CHANDRASEKHARAN PILLAI
Equal Pay and Sex Discrimination Law: Europe to the Rescue 173
ANTHONY LESTER
Levelling the Workplace for Women Workers: Equal Remuneration
and Maternity Benefits 183
NEERU CHADHA
Legal aspects of Women's Involvement in Wasteland Development 205
CHHATRAPATI SINGH
Gender Justice and Medical Malfeasance in Consumer Cases 233
DN SARAF
Refugee Women 249
JN SAXENA

 

CHAPTER III : LAW AND SOCIETY
                   Kulin Widowhood in Nineteenth Century Bengal-The Life and
Times of Nistarini Debi 257
MALAVIKA KARLEKAR
From Human Rights to the Right to be a Woman 275
UPENDRA BAXI
The case of the Agra Protective Home 291
S MURALIDHAR
Psychologising Dissent: Psychiatric Labelling and Social Control 321
AMITA DHANDA

 

CHAPTER IV : LAW REFORM
                   Political Ideology of the Women's Movement's Engagement with Law 339
VINA MAZUMDAR
Uniform Civil Code: Reforms in Christian Family Law 375
ALICE JACOB
Towards Equality: The Long Road Ahead 387
B SIVARAMAYYA
Subject Index 407

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