This book presents a comprehensive overview of modern conceptualizations of justice in India. It analyses how these concepts relate to traditional theories of justice – in Marx, Ambedkar, Gandhi and Rawls as well as social realities in India.
The book critically analyses theories of justice in India from a theoretical and comparative framework. It brings together contributions by well-known scholars to explore a range of questions and dilemmas around justice which have been brought about by a widening disparity between the powerful and the marginalized. The volume engages with the inadequacies of tautological theories of justice and fairness which fall short of adequately articulating the institutionalized forms of injustices and inequality facing citizens in modern society. It also explores exceptions and deviations from transcendental and universalist assumptions of contemporary theories of justice and studies movements and expressions of dissent and alternative structures and paradigms of conceptualizing justice.
This book will be useful for scholars and researchers of political theory, political sociology, political studies, sociology, social theory, post-colonial theory and exclusion studies.
Albeena Shakil and Gopal Guru
2. Inception of injustice is in the conception of justice
3. Rationality and justice
4. Marx and justice: Reviewing a contested issue
Sobhanlal Datta Gupta
5. Adequate justice, the fecundity of choice and the interlocutor
6. Outline of a postcolonial theory of justice
7. Extending the sphere of justice: The dilemmas of everyday life
8. An other theory of justice
9. ‘Oustees’ of the contemporary system: Understanding displacement and the idea of justice