In the context of Indian history, the Rakhmabai case of 1884 revolved around

  1. women’s right to gain education
  2. age of consent
  3. restitution of conjugal rights

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2020 Prelims]

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Answer: (b)

Explanation:

  • Rukhmabai, who lived from 1864 to 1955, was the first practicing female doctor in colonial India. She was involved in a legal case that resulted in the Age of Consent Act of 1891.
  • Rukhmabai had been married as a child to a man named Bhikaji, but she refused to live with him as she did not fully understand the situation.
  • In March 1884, Bhikaji’s lawyers sent a legal notice to Rukhmabai’s stepfather, demanding that she be sent to Bhikaji’s house. In 1885, after 12 years of marriage, Bhikaji sought the “restitution of conjugal rights.” Hence, option 2 and 3 are correct.

Therefore, option (b) is the correct answer.

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