Readership: Scholars and students of gender and law, family law, Hindu law, human rights, culture studies, political science, and media studies, policymakers, child rights activists and NGOs.
Sudhir Chandra, Formerly Senior Fellow, Centre for Social Studies, Surat, Gujarat
Sudhir Chandra was formerly Senior Fellow, Centre for Social Studies, Surat, Gujarat and Visiting Professor, Institute for the Study of Languages & Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. He is the author of Continuing Dilemmas: Understanding Social Consciousness (2002), and The Oppressive Present: Literature and Social Consciousness in Colonial India (1992, OUP) and Dependence and Disillusionment: Emergence of National Consciousness in Later 19th Century India (1975).
Ch 1 Rukhmabai and Her Case.
Ch 2. A Disputed Charter.
Ch 3. The Law on Trial.
Ch 4. A Challenge to Civilized Society.
Ch 5. The Brutal Embrace: Let it Stand.
Epilogue. Appendices ? A - E. Index.