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Regimes of legality : ethnography of criminal cases in South Asia / edited by Daniela Berti and Devika Bordia.

Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
New Delhi, India : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Εdition:
First edition.
Description:
xviii, 333 pages ; 23 cm
Notes:
Contributed articles.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Introduction / Daniela Berti and Devika Bordia -- '3 punishments for 3 mistakes' : negotiating between courts, police, and mediation in family law and family violence / Srimati Basu -- 'Pyar Kiya to Darna Kya' : on criminalizing love / Pratiksha Baxi -- Binding fictions : contradicting facts and judicial constraints in a narcotics case in Himachal Pradesh / Daniela Berti -- The 'secularism case' : prosecution of a Hindu activist before a quasi-judicial authority in the Nepal Tarai / Chiara Letizia -- A strong law for the weak : Dalit activism in a district court of Uttar Pradesh / Nicolas Jaoul -- Cultures of policing : Panchayat-police practices and the making of a criminal case / Devika Bordia -- 'The Devil's court!' The trial of 'Katta Panchayat' in Tamil Nadu / Zoé E. Headley -- From 'she-males' to 'unix' : transgender rights and the productive paradoxes of Pakistani policing / Jeffrey A. Redding -- From a comparative perspective : criminal cases involving South Asian people at French Assize courts / Véronique Bouillier.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
Case studies.
ISBN:
  • 9780199456741 (hardback)
  • 0199456747 (hardback)
LCCN:
2015361697
OCLC:
915128166
Editor:
RCP:
C - S