chapter  5
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Gender Bias in Legal Debates

In this chapter, I intend to locate my fieldwork findings within the wider horizon of

official Hindu law, to illustrate how divorce practices are dealt with in official law

courts. Indian jurisprudential trends will therefore be examined but I will maintain

the methodological approach that favours qualitative analysis. Fieldwork data will

be used as a preferential tool for evaluating the legal conceptualizations of divorce

customs, and the potentialities for their adjustment within the Indian legal system.

Consequently, an analysis of the concepts presented in Chapter 1 will be furthered

so that I might explore their use in the official setting and estimate the potential of

those conflicting gendered conceptualizations observed in the field. This chapter