Redefining Family Law in India by Archana ParasharRedefining Family Law in India by Archana Parashar

Redefining Family Law in India

EditorArchana Parashar, Amita Dhanda

Hardcover | December 29, 2008

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This volume is a collection of articles by scholars across disciplines to create a discourse of family law independent of Religious Personal Law, whilst striving for fairness and justice to all. It demonstrates the artificiality of the public'private divide and seeks the systematic development of ideas for a fair and just family law in contemporary India.

The book does not merely document the pathologies of power within the family but also makes proposals for remedying these inequities. It is not confined to considering what changes need to be inducted into existing family law to make it more just, but also strategises on the means and methods of effecting the change. It lifts the familial veil and scrutinises the status, rights and disabilities of some of the subordinated members of the family. The volume is an invitation to redefine family law with the twin tools of reflection and responsibility.

It will interest those in law judges, legislators, law reformers as well as those in women and family studies, policy makers and policy analysts, apart from the general reader.

Title:Redefining Family Law in IndiaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:424 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.2 inPublished:December 29, 2008Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415449065

ISBN - 13:9780415449069

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Table of Contents

B. Sivaramayya: A Work Profile  Introduction: Archana Parashar and Amita Dhanda  1. Inheriting Modernity: A Discussion Concerning the Problem of Religious Intolerance in Three Traditions: Christianity, Islam and HinduismM. Vasudevacharya 2. Wives and Whores: The Regulation of the Economies in Sexual LabourPrabha Kotiswaran 3. Saving Custom or Promoting Incest? Post-Independence Marriage Law and Dravidian Marriage PracticesPatricia Uberoi  4. A Psychosocial Critique of the Law of Adoption in IndiaAmita Dhanda  5. Paternalistic Law, Autonomous Child and the Responsible JudgesArchana Parashar  6. Dysphoric Bodies of LawDamini Bhalla and Supriya Sankaran 7. Sexuality, Freedom and the LawS.P. Sathe 8. Divorce at the Wife's Initiative In Muslim personal Law: What are the Opinions and What are Their Implications for Women's Welfare?Sylvia Vatuk 9. Hindu Conjugality: Transition from Sacrament to Contractual ObligationsFlavia Agnes 10. Family, Work and Matrimonial property: Implications for Women and ChildrenKamala Sankaran 11. Succession Laws and Gender JusticePoonam Pradhan Saxena 12. 'Bargaining', Gender Equality and Legal Change: The Case of India's Inheritance LawsBina AgarwalIndex

Editorial Reviews

¿[The book] generate[s] a discourse [on] a just family law and note[s] that there is a strong need for engaging scholars from other disciplines to analyse law and legal institutions.¿ ¿ The Book Review