Category Archives: Development/Displacement

Conversation with Prof. Nandini Sundar, Professor of Sociology at DU

Prof. Nandini Sundar is a Professor of Sociology at the Delhi University. She was one of the lead petitioners in the well-known case of Nandini Sundar v. State of Chattisgarh (WP (C) 250 of 2007). She won the prestigious Infosys Prize in … Continue reading

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Audio Lecture by Dr. Uday Chandra

Journal of Indian Law and Society in association with the NUJS Constitutional Law Society organized a lecture by Dr. Uday Chandra on “Liberalism and its Other: Primitivism in Colonial and Postcolonial Indian Law” on January 23rd, 2014 at NUJS. Following … Continue reading

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Should Valjean have been Punished for Stealing Bread? A Reflection on Poverty and Criminal Responsibility

 by Saurabh Bhattacharjee “…The appellant had in fact intended to wipe out the whole family including himself on account of abject poverty…this aspect of the matter has not been properly appreciated by both the Sessions Court and the High Court…”- … Continue reading

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Be Clear, Nuclear

by Surabhi Dhar The not so recent agitation against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant brings us back to the worry of development at what cost; social or otherwise? India’s experience with nuclear energy has not always been the smoothest whether … Continue reading

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