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This article features qualitative case law studies based on extensive fieldwork in rural Madhya Pradesh in India. It focuses on perceptions of law in the dispute-settlement process at the grassroots level, highlighting the features of legal consciousness especially in relation to forum-shopping...
This article reports on important research in Pune concerning the use of several provisions under Indian criminal law that were designed to protect women against dowry-related atrocities and various forms of domestic violence. It shows that the intentions of the legislators are being undermined...
This essay discusses contemporary dance in India, foregrounding the link between dance and politics. The author proposes that contemporary dance in today’s India can be seen as a continuum, marked by tension and rupture. It embraces, on the one hand, ‘classicism’– strictly speaking...
This article explores the intergenerational changes taking place in the lives of Siraiki-speaking women in Pakistan, in terms of their access to and uses of literacy. The first section draws a profile of the village community to acquaint the reader with various aspects of the rural life that...
This article deals with information on taxes and revenues contained mainly in an English East India Company document recorded in 1773 in the Surat Factory Records, just after the Company conquered Broach territory from the Nawab of Broach. It is as contemporary a record as the Mirat-i-Ahmadi ,...
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