This Subject Includes

  • Course No: HS 243
  • Course: B.Tech
  • Semester: VIII
  • Title: Law and Society
  • Stream: Sociology
  • Description:

    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 “modern”/formal legal system, continuing colonial impact on formal legal system, pursuit of post-independence legal universalism; Law and social institutions in India: laws‟ 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)

  • Course References:

    Roger Cotterrell. The Sociology of Law: An Introduction. Butterworths, 2003. ^$^Indra Deva. Ed. Sociology of Law. Oxford India Readings on Sociology and Social Anthropology. Oxford University Press. 2009. ^$^Marc Galanter and Rajeev Dhawan. Law and Society in Modern India. Oxford University Press. 1993. ^$^John Sutton. Law/Society: Origins, Interactions, and Change. Thousand Oaks. 2001.^$^Yash Ghai, et al. Ed. The Political Economy of Law: A Third World Reader. Oxford University Press. 2003.