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Published: 13 March 2014

352 Pages


ISBN: 9780198098478

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Law and Social Transformation in India

Oliver Mendelsohn

  • Covers a broad spectrum in its socio-legal analysis in the Indian context: from the dalits in rural India to advocates, solicitors, and judges in the cities; from public interest litigation to anti-terrorism legislation; from dispute settlements in nyaya panchayats and caste panchayats to such settlements among the diamond traders of Mumbai and the dhobis or washer folk of rural Rajasthan
  • Has a marked difference from other books in the area: most other books deal mostly with High Courts and the Supreme Court; this volume discusses till the base of the legal system (e.g., district courts, civil courts)
  • Is based on extensive field research and interviews done in India over the last three decades

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