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Vol 22 No 4 April/May 2017

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Islam and Women's Income: Dowry and Law in Bangladesh


ISBN13: 9781138228467
Published: December 2016
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £95.00



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This book examines the interrelationship between law, culture, patriarchy and religion in the context of contemporary Bangladesh. It explores the role of Islam in society and politics generally, and on gender equality in particular. The work focuses on the situation of married women. Taking a socio-legal approach, it analyses the changing nature of the dowry practice and its relation to women’s increasing paid labour force activity. Despite anti-dowry legislation, it is argued here that the dowry system continues in the form of the appropriation of wives’ income. The work calls for legal recognition of this action and the amendment of the Dowry Prohibition Act as a result of the changing social realities that are taking place in the lives of Bangladeshi women. An Islamic approach is applied to equality between men and women in addressing and analysing these issues. The book includes international comparisons on gender equality and discusses the role of CEDAW, as well as the dowry system in South Asia.

The book will be of interest to academics and researchers working in the areas of Law and Religion, Gender Studies, and International Development.