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Recasting the Normative National Family: Changes in Hindu Law and Commonly Applicable Matrimonial Laws Since the 1960s

Narendra Subramanian

in Nation and Family: Personal Law, Cultural Pluralism, and Gendered Citizenship in India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804788786
eISBN:
9780804790901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804788786.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter explores the changes since the 1960s in Hindu law, which increased divorce rights and the rights of daughters in family joint property, and in commonly applicable matrimonial laws, which ... More


Official Nationalism, Multiculturalism, and Majoritarian Citizen Making: The Formation of the Postcolonial Policy Frame

Narendra Subramanian

in Nation and Family: Personal Law, Cultural Pluralism, and Gendered Citizenship in India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804788786
eISBN:
9780804790901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804788786.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines the formation of the Indian state's approach to personal law in the first postcolonial decade. Policy makers maintained distinct personal laws, changed Hindu law alone although ... More


Toward Economic Equality: The Status of Women’s Property Rights

Feryal M. Cherif

in Myths about Women's Rights: How, Where, and Why Rights Advance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780190211172
eISBN:
9780190211196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190211172.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

In many parts of the world, women lack access to resources and property. This chapter analyzes how, where, and why women’s access to property improves by examining inheritance and land rights across ... More


‘But … Where Will I Live?’: Domestic Violence and the Right to Reside

Pinki Mathur Anurag

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/9780199489954.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Family Law

The chapter deals with women’s unequal rights to housing and draws on the related concepts of security of tenure and ownership rights, to explores the interlink between housing rights and domestic ... More


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