LAW AND SOCIAL SCIENCES RESEARCH NETWORK, DELHI CHAPTER
Law and Life in India
Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, JNU
4 FEBRUARY, 2012
Conference Room, Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Session 1: The Uses of History for Law
10.00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
Chair/Discussant: Lawrence Liang, ALF, Bangalore
- The National Consensus and Legal Exception in the Constituent Assembly Debates by Rakesh Mehar, MPhil, Centre for Political Studies, JNU.
- Paramount State and ‘ruler- citizen’: Privy Purses Abolition and its aftermath by Garima Dhabhai, M.Phil, Centre for Political Studies, JNU
11:30-11:45 am: Tea
Session 2: Feminist Critique of Law: Challenges and Limits
Chair/Discussant: Rachel Wahl, PhD Scholar, New York University
- Commercial Surrogacy and the Law in India: A Feminist Critique by Sneha Banerjee CIPOD, SIS, JNU
- The Burden of Intelligibility: Disabled Women's Testimonial Evidence in Rape Trials by Saptarshi Mandal, Visiting Fellow, CSLG
1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Lunch
Session 3: Documents, Rituals and the Violence of Law
2:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Chair & Discussant: Ruchi Chaturvedi, Visiting Fellow, CSSS, JNU & Hunter College, CUNY
- “Feeling the rules”: Cultural affects, documentary practices of rationing post-independence and the ‘signature’ of the official by Tarangini Sriraman, PhD Scholar, Political Science, Delhi University
- Petty Sovereigns, Rituals of Violence and Implications for State Legitimacy: A Study of Police Violence in Delhi by Santana Khanikar, PhD Scholar, Political Science, Delhi University
4:00-4:15 pm: Tea
Session 4: Law, Labour and Social Movements
Chair & Discussant: Anuj Bhuwania, Assistant Professor, OP Jindal Global Law School
- Vinivesh Ki Niti, Nyayalay Evam Shramik: Balco Ke Sandarbh Me Ek Adhyayan by Indrajeet Kumar Jha, PhD Scholar, Political Science, Delhi University.