Tools of Justice


Book selected as one of five titles worldwide for discussion in the Author-meets-Critics Session, World Congress of Sociology, Yokohama,
July 2014

Tools of Justice: Non-Discrimination and the Indian Constitution. New Delhi: Routledge, 2012. Author.

A careful study of this fascinating work would enhance an understanding of the position on the ground, the dire need for change and the way in which this is to be done.

Justice Z. M.
Yacoob, The Hindu

Tools of Justice will be treated as a profound book … demanding our attention … For those who study citizenship it will be even more rewarding.

Ranabir Samaddar, Economic & Political Weekly

This publication heralds a new era for legal studies and feminist legal studies as well as the potential for a popular constitutionalism in India, South Asia and globally.

Rhoda Reddock University of West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad

This book explores the critical possibilities of the concepts of non-discrimination and liberty, and reimagines the idea of democratic citizenship. It shows how the breaking down of discrimination in constitutional interpretation and the narrowing of the field of liberty in law deepen discriminatory ideologies and practices. Instead, it offers an intersectional approach to jurisprudence as a means of enabling the law to address the problem of discrimination along multiple, intersecting axes — caste, tribe, religious minorities, women, sexual minorities, and disability.

Drawing on a rich body of materials, including official reports, case law and historical records, and insights from social theory, anthropology, literary and historical studies and constitutional jurisprudence, this volume offers a new reading of non-discrimination.

Lucid, accessible and insightful, the book will be indispensable to students, researchers and scholars of law, sociology, gender studies, politics, constitutionalism, disability studies, human rights, and social exclusion.