Legal Subjection – conversations on law, power and govermentality
JULY 22, 2010, Thursday
Conference Room, Top Floor, Centre for Policy Research, Dharam Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi – 110021, Tel: 91-11-26115273-76 (4 Lines)
Instructions for Speakers: Each Presentation will not be longer than 20 minutes, and discussant’s comments will not be longer than 10 minutes. Please circulate papers in advance.

RSVP: president_cpr@vsnl.com
Session 1: Postcolonial Legalities/Illegalities
10 -10:15 a.m. Tea
10.15 a.m. – 12:15 a.m.
Chair/Discussant: Upendra Baxi
 Nandini Sundar, The Rule of Law and Citizenship in Central India: post-colonial dilemmas
 Ruchi Chaturvedi, Justice for None: Political Violence and Criminal Courts in North Kerala
 Usha Ramanathan, Surveillance, Tracking, Profiling: In the Name of Welfare
 Jinee Lokaneeta, Being Civilized Keeps us at the Mercy of the Beast: Torture in Liberal

12:15-12:30: Tea
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Session 2: Law, Governance and Identity
Chair/Discussant: Amit Prakash
 Roger Begrich, Thirsty for Sobriety: Governing the adivasi subject in Jharkhand
 Aysel Madra , Secularism and Religious Politics in Turkey and India: A Comparative Analysis with a Focus on Court Decisions

Lunch: 1.30 p.m. - 2.30 p.m.
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Session 3: Sociality, Legality and Affect
Chair/Discussant: Shalini Randeria
 Rupal Oza, Security, Border enforcement, and policing at the boundaries of neo- liberalism
 Srila Roy, Feminist politics in neoliberal india
 Ajay Gudavarthy, Beyond Global human rights
 Oishik Sircar, Two Histories of Desire: Who Speaks for 'Indian' Sexualities?


The deadline for submissions of abstracts for papers and panels for the Second Law and Social Sciences Research Network (LASSnet) Conference to be held in Pune from December 27th - 30th, 2010 has been extended to July 31st, 2010. Please send in your abstracts to Siddharth or Sruti at lassnet2010@gmail.com.
There wont be further extensions. Please help us bring a closure to this process by sending in your abstracts in time.