Separated and Divorced Women in India: Economic Rights and Entitlements

Book cover Separated and Divorced Women in India
Author(s):
Kirti Singh
Publisher(s):
SAGE, IDRC
2013-03-15
ISBN:
9788132109525
278 pages
e-ISBN:
9781552505519

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.

The author

Kirti Singh is a noted lawyer in Delhi. Her practice focuses on women’s issues.