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Violence and the Quest for Justice in South Asia

by Deepak Mehta and Rahul Roy SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
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A volume of essays on how justice has been denied in various parts of South Asia – India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal.  

Section One: War, Justice and Remembrance
War Crimes, Justice and the Politics of Memory - Bina D'Costa
The Limits of 'Doing' Justice: Compensation as Reparation in Post-War Sri Lanka - Neloufer de Mel and Chulani Kodikara
Justice After the Event: Sri Lanka's Civil Wars, Memory, Life and Reconciliation - Pradeep Jeganathan
Section Two: Damage, Compensation and Redress
The Right to Life and Compensation in Pakistan's Tribal Areas - Saba Gul Khattak
Seeking Justice and Keeping the Memory Alive - Leki Thungon
Section Three: Endemic Conflict and the War within
Stand up and Be Counted: Elections, Democracy and the Pursuit of Justice in Jammu and Kashmir - Sanjay Kak
The Adivasi Undertrial, A Prisoner Of War: A Study of Undertrial Detainees in South Chhattisgarh - Vrinda Grover
The Ayodhya Dispute: Law's Imagination and the Functions of the Status Quo - Deepak Mehta
Constitutional Nationalism and Structural Violence: A Study of the Muluki Ain and the Constitutions of Nepal - Sanjeev Uprety and Bal Bahadur Thapa

Deepak Mehta is Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Delhi. He is the author of Work, Ritual, Biography: A Muslim Community in North India (OUP, Delhi. 1997) and Co-author of Living With Violence: An Anthropology of Events and Everyday Life (Routledge, India. 2007). He has co-edited Riot Discourses (ICES, Colombo. 2007). He has published several research articles on material culture, violence and religion. He is currently working on law and sociology.