International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 7, Issue 1, Part C (2021)
A doctrinal study on witchcraft and role of anti-superstition laws in modern India
The concept of witch-hunting has its traces in past, may it be primitive age, medieval age, modern age and now industrial age, the concept of witchcraft and the incidence of witch hunting has been witnessed. Witch-hunting is considered an infectious disease that is slowly spreading to newer areas. Concerning the Indian context, the practice has been able to sustain itself and is rampant in some states. This has primarily been possible due to the highly patriarchal and superstitious beliefs internalized within the societal structure of the rural areas. The dynamics of gender hegemony prevalent at the ground level render it near impossible to provide women with significance similar to that of men. In this research work, the researcher focuses on the different aspects of witch-hunting. All the aspects of the phenomena viz. witch-craft, witch-trials, and witch-hunts have been dealt with in the study from a historical perspective and its impact on Indian society.
How to cite this article:
Mohd Aqib Aslam. A doctrinal study on witchcraft and role of anti-superstition laws in modern India. Int J Appl Res 2021;7(1):156-165.