Geo-Politics and Women’s Bodies from the Perspective of the South Asian Diaspora

International Law Quarterly, Summer 2007

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Nadia Ahmad

Barry University - Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Ahmad, Nadia, Geo-Politics and Women’s Bodies from the Perspective of the South Asian Diaspora (2007). International Law Quarterly, Summer 2007 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2154070

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