Domestic Violence and Its Impact among Married Dalit Women: A Study of Kalika 28, Pokhara Metropolitan City

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  • Shanta Kumari Khatri Prithvi Narayan Campus, Pokhara, Nepal

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https://doi.org/10.3126/jps.v21i0.35265

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Gynecological, mental torture, qualitative, psychological violence, victim

Abstract

A study was carried out the domestic violence against Dalit women of Kalika, of Pokhara Metropolitan City, Gandaki Province, Nepal. Domestic violence is a social issue of inquiry. In this context, this study was made a comprehensive effort to explore the forms, factors and consequences of married Dalit women in the study area. Twenty victim women were chosen as respondents for this study. Using different tools for data collection like in-depth interview, observation as well as different sources of secondary data. this study was more guided by Marxist feminism and more qualitative. There are so many incidences of domestic violence against Dalit and vulnerable married women that blocked the progress and prosperity. Unfortunately, women are even neglected by their husbands and in-laws and their families. Study found that majority of husbands' alcoholic habit, their feeling of superiority, patriarchal social structure, re-marriage and extramarital affair were the main reasons that kept women as victims of the society. Physical, psychological and unwanted sexual abuse of husband, along with unproductive engagement of women in household activities, unwanted pregnancy and deprivation of various needs are major areas of women's subordination among the Dalit married women. 

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Shanta Kumari Khatri, Prithvi Narayan Campus, Pokhara, Nepal

Department of Sociology

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Published

2021-02-26

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Khatri, S. K. (2021). Domestic Violence and Its Impact among Married Dalit Women: A Study of Kalika 28, Pokhara Metropolitan City. Journal of Political Science, 21, 75–85. https://doi.org/10.3126/jps.v21i0.35265

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