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date: 15 April 2024

Age of Consent and Child Marriage. 

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The Oxford Encyclopedia Women in World History
Author(s):
Padma AnagolPadma Anagol

Debates over the age of consent and child marriage in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries attracted widespread attention in both India and Britain. This was the first reform issue around which Indian leaders mobilized mass opinion, the first intermixing of nationalism and social reform, and the last social legislative measure in India directly affected by influencing British public opinion.... ...

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