Journals Higher Education



Published: 03 December 2020

252 Pages | 5 b/w halftones, 2 maps

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190881894

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Capable Women, Incapable States

Negotiating Violence and Rights in India

Poulami Roychowdhury

Modern South Asia

  • Uses long-term ethnography and interview data with survivors, activists, and law enforcement personnel
  • Advances a unique theory of gender and governance in developing, postcolonial democracies
  • Highlights the extra-legal consequences of legal claims
  • Provides a normative argument for legal rights in a context of legal failure