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by Mamta Rao
Edition: 4th Edition 2018, Reprinted 2022
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Format: Paperback
Pages: 736 pages
Publisher: Eastern Book Company
Language: English
ISBN: 9789351455547, 9789388822503, 9789389656602, 9789351453499
Dimensions: 24.0 CM X3.5 CM X 17.3CM
Shipping Weight: 1.022(Kg)
Publisher Code: EA/1125, AE/349
Date Added: 2019-07-02
Search Category: Textbooks
Jurisdiction: Indian

 The current fourth edition of this much-acclaimed workby Mamta Rao, is a well researched and systematically organised study on the subject. The author has discussed various problems faced by women and has thrown light on the crimes committed against women viz. rape , dowry death, female foeticide, sexual harrassment at work place, domestic violence, etc. The work also analyses issues such as child labour, child abuse, juvenile delinquency etc.  

The following are the highlights of this new edition:- 

  1. Includes the Shayara Bano case on Triple Talaq

  2. Includes discussion on Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009; Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012; Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013; Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013; Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 and Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017

  3. Includes leading cases on the subject specified in the syllabus of law schools.

  4. The author discusses the Nirbhaya case at length.  

Includes additional learning resources on

  • Access to important case law as indicated by Case PilotTM

  • Discussion ForumTM provides a platform outside classroom to post comments, discuss and explore ideas.

  • SCC Online® Blog to stay updated on recent happenings of the legal world and Useful LinksTM to access free resources 


Extract from the Foreword by Justice A.K. Shrivastava Judge, High Court of Madhya Pradesh

"This book would definitely give a positive direction to understand the laws relating to women and children not only to the law students but also to the lawyers as well as to the Judges."


"This book is a comprehensive work by Dr. Mamta Rao, used by generation of students to study subjects like WOMEN & LAW, GENDER STUDIES, GENDER JUSTICE, etc. It is a widely circulated book appreciated by scholars as well as academics. The coverage of the book is vast; the subject is thrashed out well in the book, from constitutional provisions to social welfare legislations in favour of women & children."- Nirati Gupta, Assistant Professor, Vivekananda School of Law and Legal Studies (VSLLS). 

 "The book is very student oriented. For beginners in the subject, this book is precise and comprehensive. It covers all the basic topics".-Shilpi Roy Choudhary, Assistant Professor, School of Law, CHRIST(Deemed to be University)Bengaluru.

"Structure of the book as well as Overall quality of the book is excellent ".- Gaganpreet, Asst.Professor of Law, Rajiv Gandhi National university of Law, Punjab.

"The book overall provides a consolidated reference material for students related to laws relevant for women and children. Overall the author is able to justice with the areas incorporated therein."- Sushil Goswami, Assistant Prof. of Law, GNLU, Gujarat.


"The author has covered very wide subject matters relating to women..." - Dr. Ragini Khubalkar, Assistant Professor of Law at Maharashtra National Law University Nagpur




Table Of Contents:


1. Thinkers on "women"

2. Feminist theory

3. Feminism

4. Feminist awakening

5. Status of women

6. Position of women

CHAPTER 2: International Commitments

1. Universal Declaration of Human Rights

2. Convention on the Political Rights of Women, 1953

3. Convention on the Nationality of Married Women, 1957

4. Declaration on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, 1967

5. Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women,

6. Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women, 1993 

7. Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, 1999

8. Commission on the Status of Women

9. United Nations Millennium Declaration, 2000

CHAPTER 3: Constitutional Protection and National Commission for Women

1. Gender equality and protection under the Constitution

2. National Commission for Women

CHAPTER 4: Law Relating to Crimes Against Women

1. Rape

2. Custodial rape

3. Gang rape

4. Marital rape

5. Sentencing

6. Allied provisions

7. Sexual abuse of children

8. Reflections of judicial sensitivity

9. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2010

10. Dowry deaths

11. Prostitution

12. Female foeticide

13. Sexual harassment at workplace

14. Domestic violence

15. Law relating to obscenity and indecent representation of women  

16. Termination of pregnancy

17. Sati

CHAPTER 5: Personal Laws Relating to Women

1. Marriage and divorce

2. Maintenance

3. Guardianship

4. Adoption

5. Succession

6. Family courts

7. Personal Laws (Amendment) Act, 2010 (No.30 of 2010)   

CHAPTER 6: Women and Industrial Law

1. Equal Remuneration Act, 1976

2. Maternity Benefit Act, 1961

3. The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2008 (No. 15 of 2008)

4. The Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948

5. Factories Act, 1948

6. Mines Act, 1952

7. The Beedi and Cigar Workers (Conditions of Employment) Act, 1966

8. Proposed Legislation

CHAPTER 7: Laws Relating to Protection of Children

1. International scenario

2. Declaration of the Rights of the Child, 1959

3. Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1989

4. The World Summit for Children, 1990

5. United Nations Conference of Environment and Development, 1992

6. World Conference on Human Rights, 1993

7. International Labour Organisation (ILO)

8. Some other instruments

9. Indian perspective

10. Child trafficking and abuse

CHAPTER 8: Juvenile Justice

1. International instruments

2. Development

3. Juvenile Justice Act, 1986

4. Juvenile justice (care and protection of children) act, 2000

5. Some decisions

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