Just family law

basic to all Indian women

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This paper is divided into three broad parts. The first section details the contemporary rights of women under all religious personal laws. In the second part a brief history of the origin of the concept of religious personal laws is followed by an argument that the goal of gender justice can be better achieved by law reform. In the third section I develop an argument for legal change.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMen's laws women's lives
Subtitle of host publicationa constitutional perspective on religion, common law and culture in South Asia
EditorsIndira Jaising
Place of PublicationNew Delhi, India
PublisherWomen Unlimited
Number of pages37
ISBN (Print)8188965073
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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