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.
K.N. Chandrasekharan Pillai
Hindustan Times, New Delhi :
These essays analyse legal institutions of courts, lawyers and education. Indeed
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.
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