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Upholding Justice
Social, Psychological and Legal Perspectives

ISBN 9780367341312
Published September 1, 2020 by Routledge India
286 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book critically examines the social, psychological and legal perspectives of justice. It brings together a wide range of contemporary and relevant issues relating to the gross violation of human rights and presents situation-based evidence from firsthand experiences of behavioral, social as well as legal professionals. It deals with themes such as civic and legal rights of children; dignity of the third gender in India; food justice in a welfare state; rights of disabled children; secret marriage of individuals with mental health challenges; and ethics and good governance.

Topical and comprehensive, this book will be an excellent read for scholars and researchers of political studies, legal studies, human rights, psychology, behavioral studies, political sociology, sociology, development studies, governance and public policy, and South Asian studies. It will also interest policy makers, NGOs, activists and professionals in the field.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Justice C. K. Thakker





Introduction: Upholding Justice

Chapter 1. Upholding Justice for Ensuring Equity and Equality

Sibnath Deb, G. Subhalakshmi and Kaustuv Chakraborti


Part I. Social Perspectives

Chapter 2. Justice for Children

Kim Oates

Chapter 3. Protection of the Rights and Dignity of the Third Gender in India: Need of the Hour

Aleena Maria Sunny and Sibnath Deb

Chapter 4. The Rights of the Children of Commercial Sex Workers: A Situational Analysis

Swathisha P. and Sibnath Deb

Chapter 5. Food Justice in a Welfare State: Dynamics of the Public Distribution System in India

Bishakha Majumdar

Chapter 6. From Subjection to Liberation: The Shifting Scenario and Current Status of Women in Indian Society

Shikha Soni and Sibnath Deb

Chapter 7. Disability Laws: Relevance, Implementation and Revisions

Anjali Gireesan

Chapter 8. Parental Alienation and Its Associated Controversies: Considerations from the Viewpoint of Brazilian Legislation

Marina S.L.B. Castro and Lucia C.A. Williams


Part II: Psychological Perspectives

Chapter 9. Parental Identity Crisis: A Platform for Injustice to Mentally Ill Offspring

Nilanjana Sanyal

Chapter 10. Secret Marriage of Individuals with Mental Health Challenges: Analyzing Legal Aspects

Sibnath Deb

Chapter 11. The Volatile Situation in Kashmir and Its Impact on the Mental Health of Common People

Aehsan Ahmad Dar and Sibnath Deb


Part III. Legal Perspectives

Chapter 12. Cultivating Local Capacity to Restructure Nepali Governance

Keshav K. Acharya and John Scott

Chapter 13. Role of Law Commission in Bringing Need-Based Legislation for Upholding Justice

Justice Ravi R. Tripathi

Chapter 14. The ‘Enforcement Crisis’ and Social Rights in India

Kamala Sankaran

Chapter 15. Inducing Competitive Advantage in Judiciary at the District Level

Pradip Banerjee

Chapter 16. Judicial Activism: A Tool Towards Upholding Justice

G. Subhalakshmi

Chapter 17. Ensuring Timely Justice: Issues and Challenges

Asis Pal



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Sibnath Deb is the Director at Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Sriperumbudur, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India, Tamil Nadu, India. Previously, he was Professor at the Department of Applied Psychology, Pondicherry University, and has also taught at the University of Calcutta, India.

G. Subhalakshmi is a faculty member at the School of Law, Pondicherry University, India.

Kaustuv Chakraborti is a doctoral researcher in the Department of English at Pondicherry University, India.