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Title Discourse on Rights in India : Debates and Dilemmas / edited by Bijayalaxmi Nanda and Nupur Ray.
Imprint Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018.


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Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed August 29, 2018).
Subject Political science -- India.
Social movements -- India -- History.
Debates and debating -- India.
Dilemma -- India.
Genre Electronic books.
Contents Contributors -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- List of Abbreviations -- Introduction: Discourse on Rights in India: Debates and Dilemmas -- Bijayalaxmi Nanda and Nupur Ray -- Part I: Theorizing Rights: Diversity and Difference -- Chapter 1 -- Dimensions of Power and Social Transformation -- Manoranjan Mohanty -- Chapter 2 -- Constitutionalizing Rights, Negotiating Difference: The Indian Experiment -- Ashok Acharya -- Chapter 3 -- Gender, Rights and the Justice Gap: Going Beyond the Politics of Difference -- Vidhu Verma -- -- Chapter 4 -- Law, Rights and Politics: Dilemmas and Responses -- Anita Tagore -- -- Chapter 5 -- Human Rights, Climate Change and Climate Justice -- Brooke Ackerly -- Chapter 6 -- What can Human Rights add to the Fight against Corruption? Some Lessons from India -- Mitu Sengupta -- Part II: Gender, Religion, Family, Work, Caste and Community: Issues and Contestations -- -- Chapter 7 -- Sex-Selective Abortion and Reproductive Rights: A Syncretic Feminist Approach -- Bijayalaxmi Nanda -- Chapter 8 -- Bodily Rights and Agency: Looking at the Rights Discourse of Women in Prostitution -- Nupur Ray -- -- Chapter 9 -- Women in Politics and the Subject of Representations -- Mary E. John -- -- Chapter 10 -- The Triple Talaq Controversy: Gender Concerns and Minority Safeguards -- Flavia Agnes -- Chapter 11 -- Women and Disability: Issues of Care -- Anita Ghai -- Part III: The Myth of Conflicting Rights: A Critique of the Indian State -- -- Chapter 12 -- Indias Education Policy and Failures of Empathy -- Harsh Mander -- -- Chapter 13 -- The Right Music: Caste and Classical Music in South India -- Krishna Menon -- -- Chapter 14 -- The Trajectories of Work, Sexuality and Citizenship: The Rights of the Transgender in India -- Skylab Sahu -- -- Chapter 15 -- People and the Terrains: PESA Reconsidered -- Ajay Dandekar -- -- Chapter 16 -- Dilemmas in Kashmir: A Human Rights Perspective -- Simple Mohanty -- Beyond Conclusions: Discourse on Rights in India: A Case for Reflective Autonomy -- Bijayalaxmi Nanda and Nupur Ray -- Index.
Summary This book is a compelling examination of the theoretical discourse on rights and its relationship with ideas, institutions and practices in the Indian context. By engaging with the crucial categories of class, caste, gender, region and religion, it draws attention to the contradictions and contestations in the arena of rights and entitlements. The essays by eminent experts provide deep and nuanced insights on the intersecting issues and concerns of individual and group identities as well as their connection with the State along with its multifarious institutions and practices. The volume not only engages with the dilemmas emerging out of the rights discourse, but also sets out to recognize the significance of a shared commitment to a rights-based framework towards the promotion of justice and democracy in society. The book will be useful to academics, social scientists, researchers and policymakers. It will be of special interest to teachers and students in the fields of politics, development studies, philosophy, ethics, sociology, gender/women’s studies and social movements.
Other Author Nanda, Bijayalaxmi, editor.
Ray, Nupur, author.
Other Title Original 1138056243 9781138056244