Bibliography, etc. Note
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Formatted Contents Note
1.Inheriting modernity: religious intolerance in Christianity, Islam and Hinduism /M. Vasudevacharya 2.Wives and whores: the regulation of the economies in sexual labour /Prabha Kotiswaran 3.Saving custom or promoting incest? post-independence marriage law and Dravidian marriage practices /Patricia Uberoi 4.A psychosocial critique of the law of adoption in India /Amita Dhanda 5.Paternalistic law, autonomous child and the responsible judges /Archana Parashar 6.Dysphoric bodies of law /Damini Bhalla and Supriya Sankaran 7.Sexuality, freedom and the law /S.P. Sathe 8.Divorce at the wife's initiative in Muslim personal law: what are the options and what are their implications for women's welfare? /Sylvia Vatuk 9.Hindu conjugality: transition from sacrament to contractual obligationsFlavia Agnes 10.Family, work and matrimonial property: implications for women and children /Kamala Sankaran 11.Succession laws and gender justice /Poonam Pradhan Saxena 12.'Bargaining', gender equality and legal change: the case of India's inheritance laws /Bina Agarwal.