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Title: Adjudicating litigotiation: cases filed in the Mumbai Family Court
Authors: Iyengar, Prashant
Keywords: Family court
Economic rights-women
Issue Date: 4-Jun-2016
Publisher: Engage
Citation: Iyengar, Prashant. (2016). Adjudicating litigotiation: cases filed in the Mumbai Family Court. Economic and Political Weekly, Vol 51 No 23: 40-49
Abstract: How does litigation fare in Indian courts? How long do cases last and how are they disposed? Do men and women litigate equally and do they receive equal justice? This paper offers a statistical "snapshot" of litigation in Mumbai's family court in the period between 2010 and 2014. The data presented herein indicates that family courts today largely serve as venues for what Marc Galanter termed "Litigotiation." The data also reveals latent patterns of discrimination in the adjudication of women's economic rights.
ISSN: 0012-9976
Appears in Collections:JGU Research Publications

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