Witch Hunting: A Comprehensive Study in Global Perspective.
About the Book
In the North East region of India including Assam, women related crime graph is steeply climbing day by day.
Crimes like rape, women trafficking, dowry death, abduction and murder of women in the name of witch are becoming very common in the region. Rapid urbanization and modernization, poverty, illiteracy, lack of awareness and so on are becoming the main breeding grounds for women related crimes.
From various reporting, writings it is observed that such type of acts are mainly confined to Bodos, Adivasis, Tea Communities etc. It is observed that the prey of such crimes is mainly the poor, destitute, illiterate, deserted women and widow and in some cases males are also attacked as wizard or warlock.
In this book, an endeavour has been made to go to the factors of causation of such crime like witch hunting throughout the world from 15th century to recent times in various countries stretching from America to Africa including India.
This book ‘Witch Hunting A Comprehensive Study in Global Perspective’ covers almost all the incidence occurred since 15th Century in various countries where religion, superstitious degraded the very principles of human rights.
About the Author
Dr. Manjushree Pathak (b. 1951) is an established writer, practicing as an advocate in the Gauhati High Court. She completed her college education from Cotton College, Guwahati and did her LL.M. and Doctorate in Law from Gauhati University. She is the first woman from Gauhati University to get LL.M. degree and is the first in the entire North-East region to get the Doctorate degree in Law. She taught for a short period in the Department of Law, Gauhati University and also worked as the Principal of Dispur Law College, Guwahati. She developed a keen interest in creative writing from her college days. She had been honoured with the ‘Monika Barua Memorial Trust Award’ for best legal writing on women in the year 1998 and she has also been the recipient of the award for the best article writing organized by the Assam Lekhika Sangha.
A number of books authored by Dr. Pathak on various fields are already published and it got appreciations from different circles. Besides that she is also involved with a voluntary organization ‘Manav Sarathi’ and worked for the upliftment of the downtrodden of the society.
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