In 1884 the case of rukhmabai a twenty five year old hindu woman whose crusade not to be bound to an unhappy and unconsummated child marriage became a cause celebre in colonial india and in britain it highlighted the plight of women the injustices of child marriage and questioning theauthority indeed the legality of indian marriage laws. Get this from a library enslaved daughters colonialism law and womens rights sudhir chandra. This book discusses the case of dadaji bhikaji against rukhmabai his twenty two year old wife dadaji filed the suit against his spouse when after eleven years she refused to live with him as per the hindu marriage law the book looks at all aspects of the lawsuit including the reactions of the people towards the argument of pinhey and rukhmabais defiance in consenting to live with her . Enslaved daughters colonialism law and womens rights second edition sudhir chandra this is the second edition of a remarkable study of a young womans defiant stand against hindu orthodoxy and the colonials legal establishment in late nineteenth century india. Enslaved daughters book read reviews from worlds largest community for readers start by marking enslaved daughters colonialism law and womens rights as want to read became a cause celebre in colonial india and in britain it highlighted the plight of women the injustices of child marriage and questioning the authority
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