Mental harassment, physical torture, sexual violence… women have suffered these since time immemorial. And violation of women rights is still common in India and every other country in the world. However, it’s not that things have to continue the way they have. Injustice meted out to women can be effectively challenged — legally, if not socially.
There are several laws that give women the power to fight adversities such as discrimination, harassment, violence and abuse.
Women rights can be broadly classified into two categories — constitutional rights and legal rights. Those guaranteed by the Constitution include Right to Equality, no discrimination in employment on the ground of sex, to secure adequate means of livelihood, equal pay for equal work, securing just and humane conditions of work and maternity relief etc. On the other hand, legal rights are available to women in the form of prevailing law or enactments in the country.
So the author of this book dealt with various laws effecting mental and social well being of married women across the religion in present patriarchal Indian Society.