ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The Legal Imagination for the Struggle for Rights

Tools of Justice: Non-discrimination and the Indian Constitution by Kalpana Kannabiran (New Delhi: Routledge), 2012, pp xiv + 505, Rs 995.

Tools of Justice is an exercise in legal imagination. C Wright Mills had spoken of sociological imagination more than half a century ago. Kalpana Kannabiran has used productively in the field of law particularly constitutional law, and the concept of sociological imagination to give birth to an outline of an agenda of the next phase of legal struggles for rights. This is a ­difficult, necessary, and ambitious aim. We must thank her for a pioneering ­exercise.

The Rights Schism

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