Playing Off Courts: The Negotiation of Divorce and Violence in Plural Legal Settings in Kolkata

  title={Playing Off Courts: The Negotiation of Divorce and Violence in Plural Legal Settings in Kolkata},
  author={Srimati Basu},
  journal={The Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law},
  pages={41 - 75}
  • Srimati Basu
  • Published 2006
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law
Abstract The Indian State’s management of divorce and domestic violence, driven by disparate forces such as colonial and post-colonial discourses of equity and modernity and demands refracted through social movements, as well as customary notions of kinship and equity, is enacted through a number of potentially contradictory fora. These include proceedings for civil and criminal remedies and formal and informal mediation. This paper focuses on Section 498 of the Indian Penal Code which… Expand
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