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Hindu Succession (Karnataka Amendment) Act, 1990

This act amends the national Hindu Succession Act, 1956 in its application to the State of Karnataka.

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
India
Creator:
Karnataka State Government
Year:
1990

Hindu Women's Property Rights in India: A Critical Appraisal

Full citation: Patel, R. (2006). “Hindu Women's Property Rights in India: A Critical Appraisal.” Third World Quarterly, 27(7), 1255–1268. - This paper looks at changes in Hindu women’s position regarding property rights, and argues that rights conferred through law must be analyzed in light of their contexts (cultural, historical, etc.) to determine their practical legitimacy. It addresses the need to critically define the bases and contours of 'rights' as created by law. Taking the example of changes in Hindu women’s position in relation to property through the rights generated by statutory and constitutional provisions, the article critically evaluates the potential for such a 'rights regime' to enable Hindu women's greater access to property. It argues that the idea underlying a particular claim, its legitimacy and therefore effectiveness within a legal framework must be critically evaluated. The legitimacy of claims presumptively conferred within a legal framework must be interrogated in the light of legal, historical, political and cultural contexts. Such a contextual and critical analysis is crucial for effective protection of rights claims through law. To the extent that legal regimes reflect and substantiate wider social relations, their potential for bringing about substantive change in the lives of women can only be realized through ongoing critical analyses of gender, law and society.
[Threats to Women’s Land Tenure Security and Effectiveness of Interventions - Annotated Bibliography]

Collection Type:
Research Articles
Country:
India
Creator:
Patel, R.
Year:
2006

How Many Women Get Land Inheritance Rights?

This opinion piece was first published in Ananda Bazar Patrika on
March 7, 2013.

Collection Type:
News & Commentary
Country:
India
Creator:
Bhattacharya, Swati
Year:
2013

India Constitution

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
India
Creator:
India's Ministry of Law and Justice
Years:
2012, 2011

India Forest (Conservation) Act

This is the 1980 Forest (Conservation) Act with amendments made in 1998

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
India
Creator:
Parliament
Year:
1980

India: Gender in a Forest Rights Project in Jharkhand

One of six case studies informing the synthesis report "Gender and Collectively Held Land: Good Practices and Lessons Learned from Six Global Case Studies."

Collection Type:
Articles
Country:
India
Creator:
Richardson, A.
Year:
2016

India Hindu Succession Act

This is the 1956 Hindu Succession Act and the 2005 amendment.

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
India
Creator:
Parliament
Years:
2005, 1956

India National Commission for Women Act

This act creates the National Commission for Women and prescribes the powers and functions of this commission.

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
India
Creator:
Parliament
Year:
1990

India National Forest Policy

This 1988 policy outlines the strategy and objectives for managing the country's forests.

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
India
Creator:
Ministry of Environment and Forests
Year:
1988

Indian Forest Act

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
India
Creator:
India
Years:
2017, 2012, 2006, 1927

The Indian Legal System

Collection Type:
Legal Research Resources
Country:
India
Creator:
Srikrishna, B. N.
Year:
2008

India Protection of Human Rights Act

The original 1993 act creates national and state level commissions and human rights courts to protect human rights. The 2006 amendment makes specific changes to the original act.

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
India
Creator:
Parliament
Years:
2006, 1993

India Registration Act, 1908

This version includes amendments through 2001.

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
India
Creator:
India
Year:
1908