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Enslaved DaughtersColonialism, Law and Women's Rights$
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Sudhir Chandra

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195695731

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195695731.001.0001

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The Brutal Embrace: Let it Stand

The Brutal Embrace: Let it Stand

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(p.160) 5 The Brutal Embrace: Let it Stand
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Enslaved Daughters
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Sudhir Chandra

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195695731.003.0005

This chapter discusses how Rukhmabai’s resistance in Farran’s court raised to a new plane her challenge to both colonial law and indigenous social authority. The case was finally settled in July 1888, when Dadaji accepted two thousand rupees from Rukhmabai to satisfy all costs and agreed not to execute the degree against her.

Keywords:   colonial law, indigenous social authority, resistance, Rukhmabai, challenge, Farran

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