ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Wife-Beating in Rural India A Husband s Right-Evidence from Survey Data

Evidence from Survey Data Shireen J Jejeebhoy Drawing from the data collected in the course of a study on women's autonomy in two culturally distinct sites, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, this paper sheds light on the prevalence and patterns of a specified aspect of domestic violence, wife-beating and intimidation, and the ways in which women interpret this violence. It attempts to provide a backdrop against which the government can be held accountable for failure in respect of its obligation to take appropriate steps to prevent such abuse of women.

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