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Ritu Menon

In: Challenging the Rule(s) of Law: Colonialism, Criminology and Human Rights in India

Chapter 11: Parens Patriae: Exercising Patriarchal Prerogative in Post-Partition India

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Parens Patriae: Exercising Patriarchal Prerogative in Post-Partition India
Parens patriae: Exercising patriarchal prerogative in post-partition India
RituMenon

Modern India's history writing has been dominated by the Partition of 1947 and by that event's political, literary, social and economic analyses. That traumatic event apart, post-Independence India was also remarkable for the quantity of legislation that was passed to deal with the massive task of resettlement and rehabilitation, evacuee property, division of assets and so on. A series of treaties, ordinances, agreements, resolutions, bills and acts were passed during 1947–50, covering various aspects of the transfer of power and populations. Nationally, a number of bills were introduced in Parliament to cover practically every aspect of refugee rehabilitation and resettlement: the Evacuee Property Act in 1947; the Finance Administration Bill, ...

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