Includes bibliographical references (pages -270) and index.
1. Dimensions of the Problem of Child Marriage in India: Causes and Consequences -- 2. Legal Discourse on Age of Marriage -- 3. Personal Laws, Legal Reforms, and the Judiciary -- 4. Child Marriage and International Human Rights -- 5. Human Rights Violated by the Custom of Child Marriage -- 6. The Girl Child's Right to Development : Adverse Consequences of Child Marriage -- 7. Strategies and Future Action.