Making sense of domestic violence: Narratives of women victims in Kerala

K K, Anjali (2017) Making sense of domestic violence: Narratives of women victims in Kerala. Masters thesis, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad.

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Abstract

Domestic violence (henceforth, DV) is one of the most serious problems that women in India face. DV has severe consequences on the mental health of its victims. Recent studies show that the number of cases of DV reported in Kerala is more than ever before. Reasonably good primary education, high level of literacy, and lack of poverty are some of the advantages which women in Kerala generally enjoy. Considering such development indicators, one would expect lesser gender injustice. However, contrary to one’s expectation, DV against women is high in Kerala. Research indicates that Kerala also has the highest rates of suicide in India, including suicides related to DV. It also has a high rate of gender-based violence such as sexual abuse, mutilation, and rape.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: TD763
Subjects: Social sciences > Asian Studies
Divisions: Department of Liberal Arts
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2017 11:03
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2017 11:04
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/3108
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