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

Articles By Pratiksha Baxi

Violence of Political Rhetoric on Rape

The language and actions that have followed Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Rita Bahuguna's unwelcome statements against Chief Minister Mayawati reaffirm the cult of political violence prevalent in the country and the use of sexual violence in political discourse. There is clearly a lack of concern among the political elite for victims of rape which has resulted in a callous disregard of their legal entitlements.

Feminist Contributions to Sociology of Law: A Review

This paper demonstrates the extent and multiple forms of feminist engagement with the spheres of law, which has yet to be matched in any other field. Yet there is little acknowledgement of the foundational challenges that have been offered over a long history, especially in newly emerging sub-disciplines such as the sociology of law, the curricula of new law schools and mainstream legal publishing. Feminists have especially challenged legal centralism, offering instead plural conceptions of the working out of law in society.