Based on a survey of more than 400 women, this book exposes the miserable financial conditions endured by India’s separated and divorced women. The law does not provide them with the right to any of the property and assets that they have helped to acquire during the marital relationship. The book recommends changes to India’s laws that will recognize community property, the nature of productive work, and the right to recover dowries.
Kirti Singh is a noted lawyer in Delhi. Her practice focuses on women’s issues.