ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The Human Rights Movement in India: In Search of a Realistic Approach

Frameworks of human rights - cast largely in terms of the individual's relationship with the state - are facing an unprecedented challenge today. After tracing the evolution of the civil rights movement in India in the age of colonialism and its trajectory towards maturity in the post-Independence period, the author emphasises the need to focus particularly on economic, social and cultural rights in a third world context such as India's, and more so in the present age of globalisation, arguing that this will in turn pave the way for the achievement of civil and political rights.
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