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Empire of Disgust, The: Prejudice, Discrimination and Policy in India and the US

Hasan, Zoya (National Fellow, Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi)
Huq, Aziz Z. (Frank and Bernice J. Greenberg Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School)
Nussbaum, Martha C. (Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, University of Chicago Law School)
Verma, Vidhu (Professor, Centre for Political Studies, School of Social Science, Jawaharlal Nehru University)

978 0 19 948783 7
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Publication date:
15 October 2018


One of India's leading political scientists, Hasan recently retired from her Professorship in the Centre for Political Studies at JNU, where she served for many years, and where she now has Emerita status; she has also served as Dean of the School Social Sciences at JNU and as Chair of the Gender Studies program at JNU. She is a former member of the National Commission for Minorities. Her books include Dominance and Mobilisation: Rural Politics in Western Uttar Pradesh, 1930-80 , Quest for Power: Oppositional Movements and Post-Congress Politics in Uttar Pradesh; Unequal Cigizens: Status of Muslim Women in India (with Ritu Menon); Politics of Inclusion: Castes, Minorities and Affirmative Action , and Congress After Indira: Policy, Power and Political Change 1984-2009. Huq is Frank and Bernice J. Greenberg Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School. His teaching and research interests include criminal procedure, constitutional law, and constitutional design. As a Senior Consultant analyst for the International Crisis Group, he researched the implementation of constitutional norms in Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. He has also directed the Liberty and National Security Project of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law School, and has clerked for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. With Tom Ginsburg he is co-editor of the 2017 volume Implementing Constitutional Design, forthcoming from Cambridge University Press. Martha C. Nussbaum is Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, appointed in the Law School and the Philosophy Department. She holds Associate appointments in Classics, Divinity, and Political Science, and is a member of the Committee on Southern Asian Studies and a Board Member of the Human Rights Program. Her most recent book is Anger and Forgiveness: Resentment, Generosity, Justice. Her longstanding connection with India can be seen in the books Women and Human Development: The Capabilities Approach, The Clash Within: Democracy, Religious Violence, and India's Future , India: Implementing Pluralism and Democracy (co-edited with Wendy Doniger), and in many articles. She has worked with UNDP-Delhi and with The Lawyers Collective. Verma is Professor in the Centre for Political Studies, JNU, Delhi. Her areas of research include Indian political thought, feminist politics, affirmative action, and social justice. She is the author of three books: Non-discrimination and Equality in India: Contesting Boundaries of Social Justice, Malaysia: State and Civil Society in Transition, and Justice, Equality, and Community , as well as numerous articles. She is currently a Principal Investigator in a project on Changing Conceptions of Legal Justice in India.




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