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Rape Trials in India

Pratiksha Baxi

  • One of the first ethnographic studies of rape trials in India that focuses on the everyday socio-legal processes that underlie the making of rape trials.
  • Combines theoretical sophistication, methodological rigour and empirical analysis.
  • The first study to argue that consent and falsity has been medicalized in Indian rape trials.
  • A thoughtful study on the research on medicalization of consent.
  • Provides sociological insights to the issue of rape trials.

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