1st Edition

Upholding Justice Social, Psychological and Legal Perspectives

Edited By Sibnath Deb, G. Subhalakshmi, Kaustuv Chakraborti Copyright 2021
    286 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    286 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    286 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    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.

    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




    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.