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Title: Deserted women in patriarchal sikkim and Darjeeling hills
Other Titles: SOCIAL TREND, Vol. 2 No.1, March 2015, p. 30-59
Authors: Roy, Sanjay K.
Khawas, Babika
Keywords: Patriarchy
Family Court
Domestic violence
State Women’s Commission
Issue Date: Mar-2015
Publisher: University of North Bengal
Description: In patriarchal social orders in Sikkim and Darjeeling Hills, which also have kept into practice many elements of feudal social order, the women are subjected to various forms of discrimination and violence; one manifestation of such a social situation is desertion of women in their 40s and 50s. This is a form of cruelty done on women across classes and communities in rural as well as urban areas, despite the fact that they have served their husbands and in-laws with all sincerity and played their role as mothers. The victim women do not get much support either from the society or from the state or the institutions (including the law against domestic violence) and live with a lot of hardship. In Sikkim the Family Court, State Women’s’ Commission, and NGOs come forward with some support but in Darjeeling Hills there is no presence of any institution that could come forward in defense of the deserted women.
ISSN: 2348-6538
Appears in Collections:Vol. 02 No. 1 (March 2015)

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