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Feminism's Estrangement: Critical Reflections on Feminist Engagements with Law in India
(Oxford University Press, 2015-10-01)
In this chapter, I discuss some of the tensions that have plagued feminism and feminist engagements with law in India. I unpack the existential crisis that has seized contemporary feminism and explore the possible ways to ...
"Unruly Desires: Gay Governance and the Makeover of Sexuality in Postcolonial India"
(Taylor and Francis, 2015-05-15)
This chapter analyses whether queer desire has been liberated from the postcolonial closet and, if so, how the processes of the market and law have combined to bring about the emergence and legibility of queer desire and ...
The Colonial Debris of Bandung :Facilitating the Rise of the Hindu Right in India
(Cambridge University Press, 2017-11)
I unpack how Bandung’s embrace of a postcolonial nationalist project that prioritized the form of the modern nation-state unleashed a deeply conservative force in India, laying bear the dark side of the ostensibly progressive ...
Book Review: Pluralism and Democracy in India: Debating the Hindu Right edited by Wendy Doniger and Martha Nussbaum
(Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2016-11-11)
Subversive sites 20 years later: Rethinking feminist engagements with law
(Taylor & Francis, 2019-03-13)
© 2018 Australian Feminist Law Journal Inc. In this article, we revisit our co-authored book, Subversive Sites. We explore both what we might have done differently with explicit attention to postcolonial theory, queer ...
Gender Equality : Constitutional Challenges and Competing Discourses
(Oxford University Press, 2016-03-24)
In this essay I address the issue of equality in the context of postcolonial India and some of the structural and normative obstacles encountered by women when bringing constitutional challenges in the bid for greater ...
Introduction: Gender and the Rise of the Global Right
(University of Chicago Press, 2019-03-01)
GENDER AND `FAITH’ IN LAW: EQUALITY, SECULARISM, AND RISE OF THE HINDU NATION
This article analyzes how concepts of gender, gender equality and secularism have been addressed by the higher judiciary in India in cases dealing with matters of religion. The discussion focusses on three landmark decisions ...
On violence- revolution and the self