Law, norms, rules: definitions, distinctions and overlaps; Legal philosophy: legal universalism vs legal pluralism; Perspectives on law: legal positivism, legal realism, critical legal studies, feminist jurisprudence; Historical evolution of law in India: pre-colonial legal pluralism, colonial interventions and establishment of â€œmodernâ€/formal legal system, continuing colonial impact on formal legal system, pursuit of post-independence legal universalism; Law and social institutions in India: lawsâ€Ÿ intersection with religion and secularism, family, gender and sexuality, caste, tribes, and affirmative action; Law and social change: towards an Indian jurisprudence of social action and Public Interest Litigation (PIL)
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Academic Complex Block F Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Guwahati, Assam, 781039