A Critical Analysis of India’s Growing Domestic Violence Problem

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Book Title: Marriages and Divorces in Indian Society
ISBN: 978-81-956533-4-8
Author(s): Dr. Avinash Krishna Goswami
Published On: 22/07/2023
First Page: 43
Last Page: 55
Publisher: The Law Brigade Publisher

DOI: https://doi.org/10.55662/book.2023MDIS.004

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Dr. Avinash Krishna Goswami, A Critical Analysis of India’s Growing Domestic Violence Problem, 43-55, Published on 22/07/2023, https://doi.org/10.55662/book.2023MDIS.004 Available at https://books.thelawbrigade.com/marriage-and-divorces/a-critical-analysis-of-indias-growing-domestic-violence-problem/



The concept of power asymmetry in gender relations within society is a primary driver of violence perpetrated against women. The perpetuation of violence against females is often reinforced by systemic disparities in the media, politics, and religion, as well as biased cultural norms. The issue of aggression directed towards women is a pervasive phenomenon that impacts women across various societal strata rather than being limited to specific subgroups. The manifestation of abuse or violence may vary based on factors such as sexual orientation, religion, race, socioeconomic status, age, and nationality. The escalation of racism and its internalisation among already disadvantaged individuals, leading to a curtailment of their civic and personal authority, exacerbates the marginalisation of immigrants and women within our country. Females are often regarded as the most susceptible population in society, and consequently, they are frequently subjected to victimisation. Factors such as hunger, social isolation from loved ones, language barriers, and homelessness are among the contributing elements that exacerbate this phenomenon. In cultures where males hold a predominant position, male advantage tends to become the norm. This advantage allows men to gain the prestige necessary to govern over women.

Keywords: power asymmetry, gender relations, violence against women, systemic disparities, media, politics, religion, cultural norms, aggression, societal strata, subgroups, abuse, sexual orientation, race, socioeconomic status, nationality, racism, internalisation, marginalisation, immigrants, victimisation, hunger, social isolation, language barriers, homelessness, male advantage, male dominance, prestige, governance

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