Woman Know Thyself - Law Relating to Women in India


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Today, we frequently hear the cacophony about crime against women; women’s nightmares as well as women empowerment. The newspapers’ pages and T.V. channel programmes are flooded with reports on such matters; debates, seminars and conferences are organised on these vulnerable issues; laws are amended to protect the women, still we observe that not much has changed to mitigate the plight and the ailing condition of women at large. This all is happening despite of the fact that woman is endowed by nature with virtually inherent capacity to possess invincible energy and panurgy.

However, to emancipate woman from the shackles of miseries, what all we require is to tell her: Woman, Know Thyself: Law Relating to Women in India. The society needs to convince the women: Identify your ingress, realise your worth, invigorate your actions and inosculate with male counterparts to perform alongside. As such, women have an innate quality of multi-tasking. There is so much potential in each woman that it only needs to be explored and put to use with confidence.

In view of the above, the authors have tried hard to instill confidence in women by highlighting women’s dignity in historical perspective; their social and economic status in the past and the present; suggesting solutions to avert the problems faced by the women such as female foeticide; rape and molestation; impact of violent media on women’s safety; honour killing; live-in relationship; kidnapping & abduction; acid attacks on women and other aspects of their physical and emotional security.

The authors Dr. Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal, a sitting judge of High Court of Delhi, and Hasan Khurshid, a journalist, have not only highlighted and discussed various aspects and issues of the women but have also provided the detailed list of the Constitutional and legal safeguards available to women in India in a single compilation in the form of this book.

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