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Legally Dispossessed: Gender, Identity, and the Process of Law By Maitrayee Mukhopadhyay,

  • Title: Legally Dispossessed: Gender, Identity, and the Process of Law
  • Author: Maitrayee Mukhopadhyay
  • ISBN: 9788185604398
  • Page: 289
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This pathbreaking study of women s experience of litigation under personal laws those that cover marriage and inheritance raises vital questions of identity and citizenship in India and throws new light on the uniform civil code debate The author asks why it is so difficult to disentangle woman as subject citizen imbued with rights from that of being daughter, sister,This pathbreaking study of women s experience of litigation under personal laws those that cover marriage and inheritance raises vital questions of identity and citizenship in India and throws new light on the uniform civil code debate The author asks why it is so difficult to disentangle woman as subject citizen imbued with rights from that of being daughter, sister, wife, widow and the symbol of a community Why is it that both Hindu and Muslim women are usually unsuccessful in their claims for property despite appealing to different personal laws By shifting the focus from the text of the law to an ethnography of litigation the nature of disputes, the attitudes of lawyers, the experiences in court, the logic of judgements, and so on the analysis brings into play the crucial factors that are obscured in abstract discussions of rights.
    Legally Dispossessed Gender Identity and the Process of Law This pathbreaking study of women s experience of litigation under personal laws those that cover marriage and inheritance raises vital questions of identity and citizenship in India and throws new lig

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