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Conflict in the Shared Household: Domestic Violence and the Law in India

Indira Jaising and Pinki Mathur Anurag (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780199489954
eISBN:
9780199095674
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489954.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 (PWDVA) was enacted following a concerted campaign by the Indian women’s movement. The Lawyers Collective authored the law in consultation ... More


Women of Ancient Greece

Pierre Brule

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748616435
eISBN:
9780748651023
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616435.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book describes every aspect of women's lives in ancient Greece, including their religious, familial and domestic duties; their economic importance; and their social, moral and legal status as ... More


Adulterous cohabitation

Ginger S. Frost

in Living In Sin: Cohabiting As Husband and Wife in Nineteenth-century England

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077364
eISBN:
9781781700723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077364.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

Adulterous cohabitees experienced great ambivalence in their family lives and at law. Couples justified cohabitation on causes that mirrored the list of suggested divorce reforms in the late ... More


Of ‘Keeps’ and ‘Concubines’: Rights of Cohabitees under Domestic Violence Act

Brototi Dutta

in Conflict in the Shared Household: Domestic Violence and the Law in India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780199489954
eISBN:
9780199095674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489954.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Family Law

The Supreme Court in its decision in Velusamy v. Patchaiammal limited the scope of ‘relationship in the nature of marriage’ under the PWDVA and interpreted it as co-terminus with ‘common-law ... More


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