1st Edition

The Indian Yearbook of Law and Interdisciplinary Studies Pluralistic Discourse

Edited By Ranita Nagar, Hiteshkumar Thakkar Copyright 2022
    216 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    216 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    216 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    This yearbook focuses on law and its interdisciplinarity in India. It brings together scholars of law, economics, and policy to foster multidisciplinary thinking and analysis across subject areas. The contributors to this volume embody an interdisciplinary spirit through their academic experience and aim to bring to the fore unique suggestions for a better understanding of the law.

    The volume explores various key issues that are central to state policy demanded by a functioning democracy, in terms of democratic quality, aspirations and sustainability. It discusses global and social issues, such as foreign interference in domestic elections, feminism, and climate change and looks at other subjects such as economics, religion, history, literature from the perspective of law.

    A unique contribution to the study of law in India, this book will be an essential read for scholars and researchers of law, jurisprudence, political science, economics, public policy, sociology, social anthropology, the Indian Constitution, and South Asia studies.

    List of Figures

    List of Contributors


    Introduction to the Yearbook


    Chapter 1:  Anthropogenic Harms and Market Fundamentalisms: How to avoid the turning of 'Solutions' into further  'Problems’?

    Upendra Baxi


    Chapter 2:  Outside Influence on Democratic Elections

    Saul Levmore


    Chapter 3:  Jammu & Kashmir’s constitutional status: Constitutional bargain and ‘erosion’ of Article 370

    Zaid Deva


    Chapter 4: Violence in Public and Private Spaces: A Behavioural Economic Analysis of Women-specific Legislation in India

    Rasananda Panda and Aneri Patel


    Chapter 5: The Stick and Carrot approach towards Environmental Fiscal Reform in India

    Stephanus van Zyl


    Chapter 6: Is there a Case for Basic Income Support in India? Assessment based on verifiable criteria

    Ram Singh


    Chapter 7: “To censor or not to censor” – Is it a legal or social conundrum?

    Joshua Aston and Cecilia Anthony Das


    Chapter 8: The Governance of Property: The Gift Economy and the Sikh Gurudwaras Act 1925

    Jaivir Singh and Anmol Waraich


    Chapter 9: Using contemporary literature and popular culture to study law: The possibilities inherent in fantasy fiction and Harry Potter

    Shouvik Kumar Guha


    Chapter 10: Interdisciplinary Legal Studies: An Indian Perspective: The Necessity of teaching History to Law Students

    V.S. Elizabeth


    Chapter 11: Women and Empowerment: Pay Disparity in Organised and Unorganised Sector

    Hiteshkumar Thakkar and Anant Agarwal





    Ranita Nagar is Professor of Economics and Director of Center for Law and Economics, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, India.

    Hiteshkumar Thakkar is Assistant Professor of Economics at Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, India. He holds a PhD degree in Economics & Law. His areas of research interest are macroeconomics, and law & economics. He has edited numerous books and has published several papers in indexed journals.