Friday, July 17, 2009

NEW BOOK ON STATE OF SOCIAL JUSTICE IN INDIA


Sage has just brought out a 4-volume set on State of Social Justice in India edited by Ranabir Samaddar. The table of contents of these four volumes can be read here. Some of these chapters may be of interest to us:

Justice in the Time of Transition: Select Indian Experiences SABYASACHI BASU RAY CHAUDHURY

The Founding Moment: Social Justice in the Constitutional Mirror SAMIR KUMAR DAS
Indexing Social Justice in India : A Story of Commissions, Reports and Popular Responses BHARAT Bhushan

Trivialising Justice: Reservation under Rule of Law ASHOK AGRWAAL

The Fallacy of Equality: ‘Anti-Citizens’, Sexual Justice and the Law in India OISHIK SIRCAR

VOLUME IV: KEY TEXTS ON SOCIAL JUSTICE IN INDIA SANAM ROOHI and RANABIR SAMADDAR
Series Acknowledgement RANABIR SAMADDAR

Series Introduction RANABIR SAMADDAR

Section I. DEVELOPMENT AND DISCONTENT: THE QUESTION OF INJUSTICE : Introduction
Ethnic Politics and Land Use: Genesis of Conflicts in India’s North-East SANJAY BARBORA
Contexts and Constructions of Water Scarcity LYLA MEHTA
Karnataka: Kudremukh: Of Mining and Environment MUZAFFAR ASSADI
Report of Investigation into Nandigram Mass Killing: A Report by Sanhati
Eroded Lives: Riverbank Erosion and Displacement of Women in West Bengal KRISHNA BANDYOPADHYAY, SOMA GHOSH and NILANJAN DUTTA

Section II. SOCIAL JUSTICE: THE STATE AND ITS PERCEPTIONS: Introduction
The Communal Violence (Prevention, Control and Rehabilitation of Victims) Bill, 2005
The National Trust for Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities Act, 1999
The Right to Information Act, 2005
The National Rehabilitation and Resettlement Policy, 2007
The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005

Section III. JUSTICE: LAW AND BEYOND: Introduction
Illegality and Exclusion: Law in the Lives of Slum Dwellers USHA RAMANATHAN
Illegal Coal Mining in Eastern India: Rethinking Legitimacy and Limits of Justice KUNTALA LAHIRI DUTT
Verdict on an HIV Case, Supreme Court of India LAYA MEDHINI, DIPIKA JAIN and COLIN GONZALVES
An Indian Charter for Minority Rights Sabyasachi Basu Ray CHAUDHURY

Section IV. WOMEN AND MARGINALITY: An Issue of Gender Justice
Introduction
Gender: Women and HIV LAYA MEDHINI, DIPIKA JAIN and COLIN GONZALVES
National Policy for the Empowerment of Women (2001)
Women, Trafficking and Statelessness in South Asia PAULA BANERJEE

Section V. JUSTICE: MARGINAL POSITIONS AND ALTERNATIVE NOTIONS: introduction
Voices from Folk School of Dalit Bahujan and Marginalised to Policy Makers PEOPLE’S VIGILANCE COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RIGHTS
Social Assessment of HIV/AIDS among Tribal People in India NACP III PLANNING TEAM
Caste is Dead: Long Live Caste G P DESHPANDE
Tehelka Debate: Beyond Caste PUROSHOTTAM AGARWAL
Report from the Flaming Fields of Bihar: A CPI (M-L) Document

Section VI. FREEDOM AND EQUALITY, RIGHTS AND SOCIAL SECURITY: BUILDING BLOCKS OF JUSTICE : Introduction
Jungle Book: Tribal Forest Rights Recognised For First Time NANDINI SUNDAR
Informal Sector in India: Approaches for Social Security
Arguments, Protests, Strikes and Free Speech: The Career and Prospects of the Right to Strike in India RAJEEV DHAVAN
Democracy and Right to Food JEAN DREZE
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