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Maoism, democracy and globalization are three distinct but inseparable currents marking Indian politics today. They are distinct in terms of their goals, direction, and modalities of forging social, political, economic and even cultural change, while mutually influencing each other in the emergent political process. This book is an attempt to precisely map processes that are internal to each of these currents while exploring and identifying the moments of mutual influence, areas of conflict and mutually exclusive pulls they bring to the contemporary politics in India.

Politics of Global Human Rights in India
Politics of global human rights in India

Human rights have emerged as the new framework for global or transnational justice. The new language and instrumentalities in the era of globalisation have had deep impact on the workings of democracy and those social groups engaged in bottom-up mobilisations. A whole range of issues have come to articulate themselves in the language of rights, as instantiated in various international declarations and conventions, which in turn have found their way into national legislations, and interpretations by the courts. Among many ‘new’ rights, the most prominent that have been at the centre stage in Indian democracy, in the last couple of decades, after the globalisation of the economy, include the right to information, ...

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