Geo-Politics and Women’s Bodies from the Perspective of the South Asian Diaspora
International Law Quarterly, Summer 2007
4 Pages Posted: 30 Sep 2012 Last revised: 29 Mar 2013
Date Written: 2007
The 1947 Indian Partition (“Partition”) endures as a decisive moment in world history, not only for its significance in the emergence of India and Pakistan, but also for its impact on the legal rights of women. Before Partition, the planet had not witnessed such a massive and disruptive migration of people. Partition is not a bygone event, but a modern phenomenon that continues to shape the gender dynamics in South Asia. In large part, most Indian women still experience the enduring hurt from that era because many legal issues remain unresolved.
Keywords: South Asia, India, Pakistan, Partition, Women's Rights
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