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Regimes of legality : ethnography of criminal cases in South Asia

Author: Daniela Berti; Devika Bordia
Publisher: New Delhi, India : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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An anthropological study on judicial practices in South Asia, this volume takes criminal cases as frameworks to examine power dynamics within a legal setting. Case studies in this book analyse a set of state and non-state institutions and the practices of people associated with them. The essays delve into the underlying tension in institutional contexts between legal practitioners such as police officers, lawyers,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Regimes of legality.
New Delhi, India : Oxford University Press, 2015
(DLC) 2015361697
(OCoLC)915128166
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniela Berti; Devika Bordia
ISBN: 9780199085477 0199085471
OCLC Number: 919009591
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 333 pages)
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.
Other Titles: Ethnography of criminal cases in South Asia
Responsibility: edited by Daniela Berti and Devika Bordia.

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This edited volume provides an anthropological approach to examining the way criminal cases are dealt with by courts in South Asia. The case-study approach that is used here allows us to examine a  Read more...

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