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Behind Closed Doors: Domestic Violence in India
Behind Closed Doors: Domestic Violence in India
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To be assaulted, abused and raped by someone as intimate as a husband, or lover, is the most degrading experience for a woman. Not recognized as 'real' violence, abuse of this nature is experienced daily by countless women in every culture. Behind closed doors of family, custom, values, traditions that are taken for granted and never questioned - are muffled voices of terror and trauma, which do not reach beyond the threshold nor attract the attention of lawmakers or redress agents.

Edited by a renowned women's rights activist and a former victim of domestic violence, the book takes us inside these closed doors. It puts together the life stories of seventeen women from diverse cultural, class, education and religious backgrounds in India who were victims of domestic violence. Apart from being a first person account, this powerful book is a tribute to the courage and determination of women who decided to break their silence. The book will inspire other victims of this 'hidden crime,' to speak out, share their plight and change their fate.

A widow into the ugly yet largely ignored world of domestic violence, this book will be of immense importance for students and scholars of social work, gender studies, lawyers and groups working for women. It is essential read for all who dream of a gender egalitarian world - and also for those who prefer to turn a blind eye to this heinous crime.

About the Author:

Rinki Bhattacharya is a well-known critic, columnist, writer, freelance journalist, and documentary film-maker based in Mumbai, India. Char Diwari, her documentary film on domestic violence received international acclaim. She has worked as a volunteer at the Nari Kendra (Mumbai) and later founded a crisis hotline for battered women called Help. Presently, Rinki is Director, Bimal Roy Memorial and Film Society, Mumbai.

 

CONTENTS

 

Foreword by Shirin Kudchedkar 11
Acknowledgements 12
Introduction
Rinki Bhattacharya
13
Chapter One
Devi: The Disempowered Goddess
Anwesha Arya
35
Chapter Two
Contextualizing Domestic Violence: Family, Community, State
Sobha Venkatesh Ghosh
51
Chapter Three
The Narratives
Rinki Bhattacharya
67
Chapter Four
Police Attitude and Women
Kalindi Muzumdar
191
Chapter Five
Roadmap for Support
Rinki Bhattacharya
201
Afterword by Chhaya Dey 222
Glossary 227
About the Editor and Contributors 230

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Behind Closed Doors: Domestic Violence in India

Item Code:
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Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2004
ISBN:
0761932399
Language:
English
Size:
8.5" X 5.5"
Pages:
231
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Weight of the Book: 230 gms
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From the Jacket:

To be assaulted, abused and raped by someone as intimate as a husband, or lover, is the most degrading experience for a woman. Not recognized as 'real' violence, abuse of this nature is experienced daily by countless women in every culture. Behind closed doors of family, custom, values, traditions that are taken for granted and never questioned - are muffled voices of terror and trauma, which do not reach beyond the threshold nor attract the attention of lawmakers or redress agents.

Edited by a renowned women's rights activist and a former victim of domestic violence, the book takes us inside these closed doors. It puts together the life stories of seventeen women from diverse cultural, class, education and religious backgrounds in India who were victims of domestic violence. Apart from being a first person account, this powerful book is a tribute to the courage and determination of women who decided to break their silence. The book will inspire other victims of this 'hidden crime,' to speak out, share their plight and change their fate.

A widow into the ugly yet largely ignored world of domestic violence, this book will be of immense importance for students and scholars of social work, gender studies, lawyers and groups working for women. It is essential read for all who dream of a gender egalitarian world - and also for those who prefer to turn a blind eye to this heinous crime.

About the Author:

Rinki Bhattacharya is a well-known critic, columnist, writer, freelance journalist, and documentary film-maker based in Mumbai, India. Char Diwari, her documentary film on domestic violence received international acclaim. She has worked as a volunteer at the Nari Kendra (Mumbai) and later founded a crisis hotline for battered women called Help. Presently, Rinki is Director, Bimal Roy Memorial and Film Society, Mumbai.

 

CONTENTS

 

Foreword by Shirin Kudchedkar 11
Acknowledgements 12
Introduction
Rinki Bhattacharya
13
Chapter One
Devi: The Disempowered Goddess
Anwesha Arya
35
Chapter Two
Contextualizing Domestic Violence: Family, Community, State
Sobha Venkatesh Ghosh
51
Chapter Three
The Narratives
Rinki Bhattacharya
67
Chapter Four
Police Attitude and Women
Kalindi Muzumdar
191
Chapter Five
Roadmap for Support
Rinki Bhattacharya
201
Afterword by Chhaya Dey 222
Glossary 227
About the Editor and Contributors 230

Sample Pages

















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