Honour Killing: Roots and Remedies


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In our modern society, the new menace of honor killing, also known as customary killing, is the murder of a family or clan member one by one or ore fellow family members, in which perpetrators and potentially, the wider community believe the victim to have brought dishonor upon the family, clan or community. The perceived dishonor is normally the result of certain behaviors or the suspicion of such behaviors.

Human Rights Watch defines honor crimes as acts of violence, usually murder, committed by male family members, against female family members, who are held to have brought dishonor upon the family. This book, most probably, the first on the subject, is an asset for all scholars, social activists and book lovers.

About the Author

Dr. Khan, an academic, in his own right is devoted to research and is a senior member of the teaching faculty at Aligarh Muslim University. He authoritatively writes on social and political issues and his works touch a larger sphere. He has attended many seminars and symposiums and contributed papers to various journals.

Published: 2012
Pages: 380
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Mittal Publications