Redefining family law in India

essays in honour of B. Sivaramayya

Archana Parashar (Editor), Amita Dhanda (Editor)

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis Group
Number of pages374
ISBN (Print)0415449065
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • Domestic relations--India

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    Parashar, A., & Dhanda, A. (Eds.) (2008). Redefining family law in India: essays in honour of B. Sivaramayya. London: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group.