Readership: This book will interest scholars, researchers, and students of law, modern Indian history, and gender studies. It will also appeal to general readers.
Chitra Sinha is a PhD from the University of Mumbai and has been a Visiting Fellow, Centre for Study of Women, University of California at Los Angeles, USA. She has taught at the Visva Bharati University, SNDT Women's University and in colleges affiliated to the University of Mumbai in a teaching career spanning two decades. She has been a recipient of several prestigious fellowships, including the SSRC Fellowship of the Ford Foundation and the New India Foundation Book Writing Fellowship. Presently, she is working on her second book on women, law and society in Asia and the Middle East.
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1: Contesting Patriarchy: The Early Years
2: The Hindu Code Bill: A Historical Background
3: Evolution of the Hindu Code Bill
4: Law and the Public Gaze: Hindu Code Bill in the Public Sphere
5: Hindu Code Bill in the Political Sphere
6: Hindu Code Bill Controversy : The Final Phase
7: Hindu Code Bill and the Modern Indian Mind