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Zealous Reformers, Deadly Laws (Paperback)
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Zealous Reformers, Deadly Laws (Paperback)

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Paperback 432 Pages / Published: 15/04/2008
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Authored by a pioneer of the contemporary women`s rights movement in India, this book combines insights gathered from a deep engagement with the lives and coping strategies of ordinary women. With first hand knowledge of the workings of legislation and the law enforcement machinery in India, the author analyses why laws enacted for the ostensible purpose of strengthening women`s rights end up producing such dismal results.

Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
ISBN: 9780761936374
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 28 g
Dimensions: 215 x 139 x 21 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

The author writes lucidly and avoids academic jargon. This is a valuable book both for scholars of women's studies as well as for laypersons interested in women's issues.

-- Telegraph

Kishwar's tome is as much for the sceptic as for the realist. It has a lesson in rationalism for those who feel that laws are often toothless when it comes to fighting injustice. It also offers enough meat for a rationalist to chew on. Not only because it offers realistic solutions to issues concerning our society, but because it is sincere in stressing the need for real reform and is an honest attempt to look within the world of activism Kishwar is familiar with for almost three decades now.

-- The Hindu

A very exhaustive work and provides useful insights into social issues. It will benefit a wide readership including students, lawyers, journalists, the general reader and scholars of gender studies.... A must read for all concerned with gender issues.

-- Freedom First

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