02/02/12

DELHI CHAPTER FIFTH SYMPOSIUM at CSLG, JNU

LAW AND SOCIAL SCIENCES RESEARCH NETWORK, DELHI CHAPTER

FIFTH SYMPOSIUM

Law and Life in India


Conference Room, Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi





PROGRAMME

Saturday, 4 February, 2012

Session 1: The Uses of History for Law

10.00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.

Chair/Discussant: Lawrence Liang, ALF, Bangalore

  1. The National Consensus and Legal Exception in the Constituent Assembly Debates by Rakesh Mehar, MPhil, Centre for Political Studies, JNU.
  2. 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

11:45-1:15 pm

Session 2: Feminist Critique of Law: Challenges and Limits

Chair/Discussant: Rachel Wahl, PhD Scholar, New York University

  1. Commercial Surrogacy and the Law in India: A Feminist Critique by Sneha Banerjee CIPOD, SIS, JNU
  2. 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

  1. “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
  2. 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

4:15-5.00 pm

Chair & Discussant: Anuj Bhuwania, Assistant Professor, OP Jindal Global Law School

  1. Vinivesh Ki Niti, Nyayalay Evam Shramik: Balco Ke Sandarbh Me Ek Adhyayan by Indrajeet Kumar Jha, PhD Scholar, Political Science, Delhi University.