This article describes the lived experiences of domestic violence victims among a convenience sample of 21 low-income Indian women. The experiences of abuse are drawn from in-depth, face-to-face interviews conducted in Mumbai, India. The qualitative analysis describes four major categories of their lived experiences: (a) types of abuse, (b) family involvement in abuse, (c) treatment of children, and (d) abandonment. Domestic violence in Indian culture includes violence from the husband as well as the in-laws. Women are expected to endure violence for fear of bringing shame to their families. Social and financial support for abused woman is lacking.
Bhandari, Shreya and Hughes, Jennifer C.
"Lived Experiences of Women Facing Domestic Violence in India,"
Journal of Social Work in the Global Community: Vol. 2
, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholarworks.waldenu.edu/jswgc/vol2/iss1/2