Why Girls Run Away to Marry Adolescent Realities and Socio-Legal Responses in India

88 Pages Posted: 20 Apr 2020

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Madhu Mehra

Partners for Law in Development (PLD)

Amrita Nandy

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: March 25, 2020

Abstract

Based on stories of girls from three cities, this study introduces the issue of self-arranged marriages into the debate on child and early marriage in India. It provides qualitative insights into the contexts within which young relationships develop and are compelled into elopements, and to show how punitive legal responses cause harm on young lives.

Keywords: Early marriage, Sexuality, Adolescence

Suggested Citation

Mehra, Madhu and Nandy, Amrita, Why Girls Run Away to Marry Adolescent Realities and Socio-Legal Responses in India (March 25, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3560854 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3560854

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Amrita Nandy

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