The Resource Gender and community : Muslim women's rights in India, Vrinda Narain

Gender and community : Muslim women's rights in India, Vrinda Narain

Label
Gender and community : Muslim women's rights in India
Title
Gender and community
Title remainder
Muslim women's rights in India
Statement of responsibility
Vrinda Narain
Title variation
Muslim women's rights in India
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In India, the legal status of Muslim women within the family is a topic of considerable controversy and debate. It is a complex issue that has implications for matters of not only gender equality, but also religious freedom, minority rights, and state policy regarding the accommodation of difference. Whereas the Constitution of India guarantees equality rights to all women, irrespective of religious affiliation, Muslim personal law, argues Vrinda Narain, explicitly discriminates on the basis of an individual's sex and religion." "Narain provides an analysis of the historical development and contemporary expression of Muslim personal law within a constitutional framework and examines the assertion that women's rights are a divisive force preventing the evolution of larger collective rights. She contends that an interrogation of the dominant religious ideology is necessary to prevent legislation from binding Muslim women to an essentialist notion of identity that denies them the possibility of challenging Muslim tradition. Combining feminist analysis and post-colonial and critical race theory with legal analysis, Gender and Community critically assesses issues of gender equality and minority rights within the larger social fabric. It offers a fresh look at the conceptualization of women as the markers of cultural community in Muslim India and advocates a perspective that seeks to unite the recognition of women's rights with respect for group integrity. These issues are significant not only for Muslim women in India, but also in the broader context of the accommodation of cultural diversity in pluralist democracies."--Jacket
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Narain, Vrinda
Index
index present
LC call number
  • HQ1236.5 I4
  • KNS516
LC item number
  • N37 2001
  • .N37 2001x
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Muslim women
  • Women's rights
  • Islamic law
  • Musulmanes
  • Femmes
  • Droit islamique
  • Islamic law
  • Muslim women
  • Women's rights
  • Vrouwen
  • Rechtspositie
  • Islamieten
  • Familierecht
  • Muslimin
  • Recht
  • India
  • Indien
Label
Gender and community : Muslim women's rights in India, Vrinda Narain
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [185]-193) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contextualizing Muslim personal law -- Muslim personal law and the constitutional framework -- Naming the issues -- Negotiating the boundaries of gender and community : the role of the state
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
202 pages
Isbn
9780802048691
Lccn
2002280051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)46952092
  • (OCoLC)ocm46952092
Label
Gender and community : Muslim women's rights in India, Vrinda Narain
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [185]-193) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contextualizing Muslim personal law -- Muslim personal law and the constitutional framework -- Naming the issues -- Negotiating the boundaries of gender and community : the role of the state
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
202 pages
Isbn
9780802048691
Lccn
2002280051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)46952092
  • (OCoLC)ocm46952092

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