CONTENTS:- Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. A historical study of position of women in India; 3. Constitution and Indian women; 4. Position of Indian women in their respective personal laws, viz. of Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Parsi and Jew - a special study of Hindu and Muslim women in their respective personal laws; 5. Marital rights of women in pre legislation era and post legislation era; 6. Property rights of Indian women in their respective personal laws - a comparative study with special reference to Hindu law and Muslim law; 7. The right of maintenance to Indian women in their respective domestic laws and criminal procedure code - a thorough study of Shah Bano's case; 8. The study of social and economic condition of Indian women in seeking constitutional and legal protection; 9. Emancipation of Indian women - how far and to what extent real - a socio-legal study; 10. Conclusion;
The author has attempted to analyse every aspect of Indian Women in different spheres of life from Vedic period to contenporary society in the present book. The socio-economic condition of Indian Women has also been discussed in the book. The property and marital rights have been discussed in detail. Some important new topics viz. Common Civil Code, Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Divorce) Act, 1986, The Foreign Marriage Act, 1969, N.R.I.'s marriages, Women's Reservation Bill, Sexual Harassment of women at work place, Child Sexual Abuse, and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Act 1994 etc. have been included in the present edition.