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Enslaved Daughters: Colonialism, Law and Women's Rights

Sudhir Chandra

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195695731
eISBN:
9780199080311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195695731.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This book discusses the case of Dadaji Bhikaji against Rukhmabai, his twenty-two year old wife. Dadaji filed the suit against his spouse when, after eleven years, she refused to live with him as per ... More


Rukhmabai and Her Case

Sudhir Chandra

in Enslaved Daughters: Colonialism, Law and Women's Rights

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195695731
eISBN:
9780199080311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195695731.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter discusses the case of Rukhmabai, who was caught in the midst of a legal battle between her husband, Dadaji, and her stepfather, Sakharam. In India, it is a custom for females to stop ... More


A Disputed Charter

Sudhir Chandra

in Enslaved Daughters: Colonialism, Law and Women's Rights

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195695731
eISBN:
9780199080311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195695731.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter discusses the different reactions towards Pinhey’s judgment on the Dadaji Bhikaji v. Rukhmabai case. It presents the background of the sharp, and at times passionate, division over the ... More


A Challenge to Civilized Society

Sudhir Chandra

in Enslaved Daughters: Colonialism, Law and Women's Rights

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195695731
eISBN:
9780199080311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195695731.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter discusses the fear and worry associated with the Dadaji Bhikaji v. Rukhmabai case, which affected the traditional Hindu views on marriage. While some were openly against Rukhmabai and ... More


The Brutal Embrace: Let it Stand

Sudhir Chandra

in Enslaved Daughters: Colonialism, Law and Women's Rights

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195695731
eISBN:
9780199080311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195695731.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter discusses how Rukhmabai’s resistance in Farran’s court raised to a new plane her challenge to both colonial law and indigenous social authority. The case was finally settled in July ... More


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