By Sunit Kumar Mondal, GNLU Editor’s Note: This research paper aims to discuss and analyse the Indian Political scenario by making a critical scrutiny of
By Tanima Narang, GNLU Editor’s Note: In the Indian subcontinent, e.g., the Hijras are believed by many to have extraordinary powers, through which they can bless
By Subhajit Debnath, GNLU Editor’s Note: This set of research papers is an effort undertaken to understand the problems that are faced by the third gender
By Muizz Drabu, GNLU Editor’s Note: One of the most divisive figurse in the recent history of Indian politics was none other than Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
By Vishwajeet Singh & Anup Kumar Naik, GNLU Editor’s Note: As the title of the paper suggests, this research paper looks into the fallacious stratagems of
By Himangshu Rathee, ITM University “Editor’s Note: The interlink between social norms and legal principles have been widely discussed by a large number of scholars.
As stipulated in the Dharmasasthra, Kanyadan is a meritorious act and it is not complete until a bridegroom is given Dakshina while performing and solemnizing the ceremony. However, in the course of time, the voluntary element associated with Varadakshina during Kanyadan has disappeared and the coercive element has crept in. It has taken deep roots not only in the marriage ceremony but also extended to the post-marital relationship. The concept of dowry has therefore evolved into a completely different notion than tradition once prescribed.
Research has shown that moderately poor families struggle to raise dowry through several different mechanisms, including taking multiple loans from micro finance institutions or by selling their assets. In comparison, the extreme poor adopt a different set of coping mechanisms such as child labour, informal loans on high interest etc. The fact that it is related to capability approach and capability deprivation in a broader sense cannot be neglected. To gain a better understanding of the same, the study of relationship between dowry and poverty therefore become essential.
It’s customary for the Khaps to oppose inter-caste marriages, inter-village marriages and marrying within the same gotra (clan). In the recent times they have been drawing negative criticism towards themselves for involvement or support in initiating threats of murder and violence and the practice of Honour killings against couples who marry outside the caste, or within the same gotra. Honour killing is also prevalent in various other countries like Jordon, Syria, Morocco, Latin America, Turkey, Pakistan, Egypt, etc. Despite its strong hold within the roots of caste system in India, the concept of Honour killing has been reduced notably, especially in West Bengal, they ceased about a century ago due to the influence and teachings of reformists like Swami Vivekananda, Ramakrishna Paramhamsa, Easwar Chandra Vidyasagar and Raja Ram Mohan Roy. The need of the hour is to implement a similar approach in other parts of the country as well.
India is unfortunately home to the largest number of child laborers in the world. Brassware, glass and bangle industry, handloom and textiles, diamond cuttings etc. are the different industries in India where child labor is very high. Approximately 85% of the world’s diamonds (57% by value) are cut in Gujarat. Small scale diamond mining is often conducted without training or expertise and is usually an unregulated activity. As children are considered as easy source of cheap labor, they are regularly employed in diamond mining industry. Life is full of hardship for them, they work for long hours and compared to adults, are more vulnerable to injuries and accidents. Therefore, behind the glittering world of India’s diamond cutting industry lays the grime of exploitation and child labor.
Satwik Singh WB NUJS “Editor’s Note: The paper deals with the question of whether the Judiciary should be confined to only interpret the laws or
Richa Garg Army Institute of Law, Mohali “Editor’s Note: The paper is an analysis of Inter-caste and Inter-religious marriages in India looking at the history
Oeishi Saha WB NUJS “Editor’s Note: The paper deals with the dalit identity from the sociological perspective. The history of the dalit identity is traced
Anonymous Editor’s Note: Notes on Socialism. This paper explores the history and types of Socialism. HISTORY/ EVOLUTION Socialist economics starts from the premise that “individuals do
By Priyanka Sham Bhat, Jindal Global Law School “Editor’s Note: Max Weber is well-known for his theory of bureaucracy. This theory has its application in
By Eshan Jaipuriar, Symbiosis Law School Pune “EDITOR’S NOTE:- This piece throws light upon the various endeavours made by the Government towards the creation of
By Akash Mishra, WBNUJS Editor’s Note: The Rajya Sabha has always been considered to be a vital cog in the legislative structure of India. The 2003
By Sameer Bhatt and Shrikanth Bhaskar, GNLU Editor’s Note: This paper discusses the life of Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States of America
By Sunit Kumar Mondal, GNLU Editor’s Note: Despite the fact that much of Indian social order remains hidebound in patriarchy and convention, solid ladies still
Prakhar Maheshwari, West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences Editor’s note: From 1929 to 1933, USA experienced a fall in employment, production of goods and
Prakhar Maheshwari, West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences Editor’s note: The final impact of a war is often observed on the country’s economy.