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Divorce and Custody: Contemporary Practices: South Asia
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Across South Asia there are many commonalities regarding marriage and divorce as they affect women. These arise out of a common cultural familial kinship pattern in many parts of the region and the common historical experiences regarding the development of Muslim personal law. There have been divergences in the development of family law during the last 50 years in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh but on the whole the experiences of women regarding divorce are alike. This is because the expectatio…

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Fazalbhoy, Nasreen, “Divorce and Custody: Contemporary Practices: South Asia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 25 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0074f>
First published online: 2009

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