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State of Justice In India
Issues of Social Justice

Four Volume Set
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Law | Sociology of Law

July 2009 | 1 276 pages | SAGE India
This set presents a comprehensive analytical study of the state of social justice in India. The four volumes undertake theoretical and empirical inquiry into the various spheres of justice, collectively creating what can be termed a ‘report card’ of the regime of social justice in the country.

Authored by some of the finest ethnographers and analysts in the country, the works approach the issue of justice in the broader context of post-colonial democracy, and look at the limits within which democracy permits justice, social justice in particular. The volumes, which are part of the series State of Justice in India: Issues of Social Justice, reveal that the issues pertaining to social justice are extremely contentious, and hence, dynamic. The ethnographic-historical studies are cast in an archaeological mode of inquiry. They highlight how time, place, history, perceptions, arrangements or apparatuses (such as legal, judicial, constitutional and administrative apparatuses) play significant roles in influencing social justice.

This set will be a rich resource for students and researchers working in the fields of justice, sociology, law, political theory and Indian democracy. It will also be immensely useful for policy makers, policy analysts, human rights activists and NGOs.
Pradip Kumar Bose and Samir Kumar Das
VOLUME I: SOCIAL JUSTICE AND ENLIGHTENMENT: WEST BENGAL
Ranabir Samaddar
Series Acknowledgement
Ranabir Samaddar
Series Introduction
Pradip Kumar Bose and Samir Kumar Das
Introduction
Ratan Khasnabis
Land Acquisition Act and Social Justice: A Study on Development and Displacement
Roshan Rai and Subhas Ranjan Chakrabarty
Two Leaves and a Bud: Tea and Social Justice in Darjeeling
Kumar Rana with Amrit Paira and Ila Paira
Deprivation and Social Injustice in a Rural Context: An Ethnographic Account
Amites Mukhopadhyay
On the Wrong Side of the Fence: Embankment, People and Social Justice in the Sundarbans
Ranabir Samaddar
Prescribed, Tolerated, & Forbidden Forms of Claim Making
Ashok Agrwaal and Bharat Bhushan
VOLUME II: JUSTICE AND LAW: THE LIMITS OF THE DELIVERABLES OF LAW
Ranabir Samaddar
Series Acknowledgement
Ranabir Samaddar
Series Introduction
Ashok Agrwaal and Bharat Bhushan
Introduction
Sabyasachi Basu and Ray Chaudhury
Justice in the Time of Transition: Select Indian Experiences
Samir Kumar Das
The Founding Moment: Social Justice in the Constitutional Mirror
Bharat Bhushan
Indexing Social Justice in India-A Story of Commissions, Reports and Popular Responses
Ashok Agrawaal
Trivializing Justice: Reservation Under Rule of Law
Oishik Sircar
The Fallacy of Equality: 'Anti-Citizens', Sexual Justice and the Law in India
Paula Banerjee and Sanjay Chaturvedi
VOLUME III: MARGINALITIES AND JUSTICE
Ranabir Samaddar
Series Acknowledgement
Ranabir Samaddar
Series Introduction
Paula Banertjee and Sanjay Chaturvedi
Introduction
Manish K Jha
Gulamiya Ab Hum Nahi Bajeibo: Peoples' Expressions for Justice in Jehanabad
Badri Narayan Tiwari
Ethnography of Social Justice in Dalit Pattis (Hamlets) of Rural UP
Amit Prakash
Rights and Social Justice for Tribal Population in India
Paula Banerjee
AIDS, Marginality and Women
Sanjay Chaturvedi
Towards Environmental Justice Movement in India? Spatiality, Hierarchies and Inequalities
Sanam Roohi and Ranabir Samaddar
VOLUME IV: KEY TEXTS ON SOCIAL JUSTICE IN INDIA
Ranabir Samaddar
Series Acknowledgement
Ranabir Samaddar
Series Introduction
 
PART I. DEVELOPMENT AND DISCONTENT: THE QUESTION OF INJUSTICE
 
Section Introduction
Sanjay Barbora
Ethnic Politics and Land Use: Genesis of Conflicts in India's North-East
Lyla Mehta
Contexts and Constructions of Water Scarcity
Muzaffar Assadi
Karnataka: Kudremukh: Of Mining and Environment
Sanhati
Report of Investigation into Nandigram Mass Killing
Krishna Bandyopadhyay, Soma Ghosh and Nilanjan Dutta
Eroded Lives: Riverbank Erosion and Displacement of Women in West Bengal
 
PART II. SOCIAL JUSTICE: THE STATE AND ITS PERCEPTIONS
 
Section introduction
Bill
The Communal Violence (Prevention, Control and Rehabilitation of Victims)
 
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
 
PART III. JUSTICE: LAW AND BEYOND
 
Section Introduction
Usha Ramanathan
Illegality and Exclusion: Law in the Lives of Slum Dwellers
Kuntala Lahiri Dutt
Illegal Coal Mining in Eastern India: Rethinking Legitimacy and Limits of Justice
Laya, Dipika Jain and Colin Gonzalves
Verdict on an HIV case, Supreme Court of India Reproduced in Medhina
Sabyasachi Basu and Ray Chaudhury
An Indian Charter for Minority Rights
 
PART IV. WOMEN AND MARGINALITY: An Issue of Gender Justice
 
Section Introduction
Medhini, Laya, Dipika Jain and Colin Gonzalves
Gender: Women and HIV
 
National Policy for the Empowerment of Women (2001)
Paula Banerjee
Women, Trafficking and Statelessness in South Asia
 
PART V. JUSTICE: Marginal Positions and Alternative Notions
 
Section Introduction
Peoples Vigilance Committee on Human Rights
Voices From Folk School of Dalit Bahujan & Marginalised to Policy Makers
NACP III Planning Team
Social Assessment of HIV/AIDS among Tribal People in India
G P Deshpande
Caste is Dead, Long Live Caste
Puroshottam Agarwal
Tehelka Debate: Beyond Caste
 
Report from the Flaming Fields of Bihar
 
PART VI. FREEDOM AND EQUALITY, RIGHTS AND SOCIAL SECURITY: BUILDING BLOCKS OF JUSTICE
 
Section Introduction
Nandini Sundar
Jungle Book: Tribal Forest Rights Recognised For First Time
 
Informal Sector in India: Approaches for Social Security
Rajeev Dhavan
Arguments, Protests, Strikes and Free Speech: The Career and Prospects of the Right to Strike in India
Jean Drèze
Democracy and Right to Food
 
Index

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Ranabir Samaddar

Ranabir Samaddar is the Director of the Calcutta Research Group, Kolkata, and belongs to the school of critical thinking. He has worked extensively on issues of justice and rights in the context of conflicts in South Asia.Samaddar’s particular researches have spread over a wide area comprising migration and refugee studies, the theory and practices of dialogue, nationalism and postcolonial statehood in South Asia, and new regimes of technological restructuring and labour control.His recent political writings The Emergence of the Political Subject (2009) and The Nation Form (2012) have signalled a new turn in critical postcolonial thinking... More About Author

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