ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Review of Women's Studies

Review of Women's Studies
Through medical college and later, the author, a gynaecologist and obstetrician, found that the human body is essentialised and reduced to the anatomy and physiological processes leading in an...
Certain images of gendered/able bodies put forward as the norm, portray and legitimise certain bodily forms and shapes as more desirable in different sociocultural contexts. The gender regimes that...
An examination of the present state of knowledge, discussion and responses to sex trafficking, especially in India, reveals two polarised stands: that of neo-abolitionists for whom prostitution...
Feminism has not resolved the issue of the female body; is it all constructed by sociocultural practices and ideology, or, is there a female body prior to this construction? Is it all just a "neuter...
In south Asia, since the 1970s, previously marginalised sections of the rural poor started to organise themselves in movements. In recent years, most of these struggles have been directed against the...
Women with disability face discriminatory treatment and are also victims of negative social attitudes. By using law and the democratic political process they should be able to move from charity and...
This paper visits the issue of domestic violence in India and explains why the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2006 was enacted, what ends were intended to be served and what gaps in...
The essays in this edition of the Review of Women's Studies, on the theme "Women and Law", look at women's lifeworlds, in some parts, and the extent to which the law has touched them. Where the law...
The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 was aimed at redefining gender and environmental justice and acknowledging adivasi women's...
The issue of justice and progressive laws for Muslim women is largely dependent upon the state of Hindu- Muslim relations and upon the status of the overall development of the community. A uniform...
Within the large, growing segment called the unorganised economy, the dominant category is that of the self-employed, within which a significant percentage of women work as "unpaid family workers"...
Indian matrimonial statutes do not provide for division of property upon divorce and for most women the right to maintenance forms the central core of their matrimonial dispute. During legal contests...
This essay spotlights judicial twists on the issue of sex discrimination over the last six decades through an examination of reported cases from the high courts and the Supreme Court of India. These...
Jab We Met, an extraordinarily successful Bollywood film released in 2007, claims to dissolve the structures of traditional authority of family and state to fashion a new citizen and a new relation...
Behind the apathy towards the women's reservation bill in 1996 and 2008, there is a deep-seated anxiety and apprehension about assigning more political power to women, making them more powerful in...

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