Violence Against Women: The Indian Scene

Tuesday, July 15, 2014: 10:30 AM
Room: Booth 59
Oral Presentation
Mahesh NAWRIA , Sociology, University of rajasthan, jaipur, India


This paper examine violence against women emanates from the social hypothesis of superiority of men over women. Insubordination of women legitimizes gender violence and grants social sanction to the ignoble treatment meted out to women. Manifestations of violence encompass physical aggression, such as blows of varying intensity, burns, sexual abuse and rape, physiological violence through insults, humiliation, coercion, blackmail, economic and emotional threats and control over speech, action and behavior. In extreme cases the result of this violence is death. The incidence of violence prevalent in man-woman relationship takes place in the context of the family, state and society.  In most cases the male aggression towards women and girls remains tacit, hidden or unrevealed.