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Social Justice

Interdisciplinary Inquiries from India, 1st Edition

Edited by K. V. Cybil

Routledge India

182 pages

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This book explores the political and philosophical underpinnings of exclusion and social injustice in India. It examines social movements, anti-caste uprisings, reformers like Ambedkar and Narayana Guru and writers like Foucault and Serres to establish a link between the political and social milieu of the idea of nationhood. Going beyond the legal framework of justice, the essays in the volume reassemble the social from popular perception and the margins, and challenge Rawlsian and Eurocentric paradigms which have dominated discourse on social injustice. The volume also draws on instances of history as well as contemporary issues, as well as locating them in the context of social and post-colonial theory. 

An intellectually stimulating yet subaltern engagement with the idea of justice, the volume will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of social theory, law, modern South Asian history and social exclusion and discrimination studies.

Table of Contents

Introduction. K. V. Cybil 1. Ambedkar and Gandhi: exploring aporias in social justice and practices. Vidhu Verma 2. Ambedkar and other immortals: a note on comparative politics and incomparable events. Soumyabrata Choudhury 3. Parallel praxis: history-domination-resistance-ideology-theory. Neshat Quaiser 4. The role of the research subject in Habermas’ Theory of Communicative Action. Michael Dusche 5. Philosophy in practice: Nataraja Guru reading Narayana Guru. Sundar Sarukkai 6. Victim(s), parasites and creative evolution: Narayana Guru and anthropology of vision. K. V. Cybil Index.

About the Editor

K. V. Cybil is Associate Professor, Department of Humanistic Studies, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi. He has published articles with the Economic and Political Weekly and the NMML New Delhi on Indian practices of social exclusion and injustices. Before joining IIT BHU, he also taught at Ambedkar University Delhi, University of Calicut (Christ College), University of Delhi, India and Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Civil Rights
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies