Law and Gender : A Quest for Justice is a comprehensive study of gender justice and gender equality. Since long period in history, women have been subjected to deprivation, legally denied rights and privileges enjoyed by men. Even today, equal rights between men and women in a broader sense are still as much contested terrain in different parts of the world. In spite of the fact that laws to safeguard women's status and their interests in our country are quite adequate it seems that status of women in our society has not achieved the desired standards and their interests are badly ignored and contrarily, violence against them is increasing day by day. The implementation of the laws made fort the protection of women through out the country is so poor that there is very little protection available to them in reality.
The message of the book is that in order to strive for women rights, human rights, dignity, equality and womanhood and to do away with discrimination and gender injustice women must fight back for their legitimate place in the society. Women with awareness of the various laws and legal education may play a significant role to assert their rights and status in a dynamic society for social peace, social progress and to achieve the desired goals of socio-economic and political laws meant for their development in all respect.
At present judiciary, social organizations and similar other organizations have became conscious of the plight with which women are passing through these days. These agencies are not simply onlookers rather they are actively engaged to solved the various problems of women. Today, the problems such as divorce, maintenance, dowry, cruelty, sexual exploitation, pornography, devdasi, trafficking, import and export of minor girls for sexual exploitation, domestic violence, and indecent representation and over and above dowry deaths are not unknown to any one. These problems have reached on alarming stage and need a proper solution immediately. It provides n in-depth analysis of issues and problems of women vis-a-vis personal laws, constitutional law, human rights, gender justice, criminal law and social change in a wider social framework. It offers new socio-legal, socio-economic and socio-political dimensions that make Indian women more valuable to insecurity, exploitation and degradation. This scholarly work is both broad in scope and extremely rich in detail. The readers will find this a very useful reference book as well as a general text. Besides, the law students, teachers, advocates and NGOs this book is also meant for the students of human rights, women studies, home science, and social studies.