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Women and Law in India

 
Nomita Aggarwal (Author)
Synopsis This useful and handy compendium, Women and Law in India, offers information about the most frequently asked questions on the subject. While citing the provisions of the Constitution granting equality to women and men, the book carries a lucid commentary on many aspects of gender justice conceptualised and turned into legal enactments during the five decades of India’s history after independence. Laws pertaining to inheritance, labour, human rights, prevention of violence, representation of women in media and several particular matters are shown to have relevance to contemporary lives. Most remarkably, it draws attention not only to the rubrics of the law important for women but also speaks of the role society and institutions can play inpromoting access to law. Comprehensive in scope yet easy to follow, Women and Law in India, is a friendly guide to a complex judicial system. Prepared by the Women’s Studies and Development Centre, University of Delhi, the book is designed as an asset for the intelligent reader as well as the professional practitioner.
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About the author

Nomita Aggarwal

Professor Nomita Aggarwal is currently Dean, School of law and Legal Studies, GGS Indraprastha University, Delhi. She completed her M.A. from Allahabad, LL.M. from Lucknow and Ph.D. from Delhi. She also holds a Diploma in Y.N. and International understanding from Geneva. A former Professor-in-charge of campus Law Centre, University of Delhi, she has more than 25 years of teaching experience at the postgraduate level. Professor Aggarwal has to her credit a number of books and articles. She has attended and presented papers in more than 75 conferences and seminars in different parts of the world, including Washington, New York, London, Singa-pore, Hong Kong and Geneva. Professor Aggarwal is presently working on issues relating to domestic violence against women and helping to formulate policies to prevent sexual harassment at work places.

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Bibliographic information

Title Women and Law in India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st.ed.
Language: English
isbn 8177080156
length x+233p., Bibliography; Notes; Index; 23cm.