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Weapon of the Oppressed: An Inventory of People's Rights in India

Manoranjan Mohanty (Editor) Lakshmi Mishra (Editor)
The world is witnessing an unprecedented surge of human consciousness in recognition of the worth of individuals, groups and regions everywhere on earth. This is clearly discernible in India as there is more understanding about the rights of all human beings to dignity, livelihood and appropriate conditions for realizing their creative potentiality. The people’s movements, the experience of parliamentary democracy, expansion of education and communication as well as the process of economic development have vastly redefined the form and content of rights of people.

This document designed as a handbook for social activists, scholars and administrators or anyone trying to defend a right, provides social category-wise listing and cross-listing of people’s rights in India as recognized under constitutional provisions, legislations, judicial decisions, international instruments, government policies, and relevant institutions.
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About the author

Manoranjan Mohanty

Manoranjan Mohanty is Co-Chairperson, Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi.  He is also a visiting professor at the Institute of Human Development, New Delhi.  Formerly Professor of Political Science and Director, Developing Countries Research Centre, University of Delhi, his research interests are Chinese politics and comparative development studies.  He has also been active in the peace and democratic rights movement.  His most recent publications are Class, Caste, Gender (edited, 204), Contemporary Indian Political Theory (2000) and People’s Rights (Co-edited with Partha Nath Mukherji, 1998).

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Title Weapon of the Oppressed: An Inventory of People's Rights in India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 12.05.2011
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788189654962
length xxiv+412p., 23cm.