Indian international law: From a colonized apologist to a subaltern protagonist

Singh, Prabhakar (2010) Indian international law: From a colonized apologist to a subaltern protagonist. Leiden Journal of International Law, 23 (1). pp. 79-103. ISSN 14789698

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Indian responses to international law have now seen three generations of scholarship. A decade into its independence, India began playing its role in what has retrospectively been referred to as Third World approaches to international law (TWAIL). The early 1990s witnessed the rise of TWAIL II. Armed with interdisciplinarity and inspired by the subaltern pathology of the state in the 1970s, TWAIL II scholars barged into areas with approaches never seen before. Bhupinder Chimni alone discovered six perspectives of international law from India. My article picks up from where Professor Anand has left off and adds a seventh 'tribal' tale to Chimni's six. It is also argued that the category 'Third World' needs redefinition, as pockets of poverty are increasingly betraying geography. Indian law schools have also been evaluated vis-à-vis promotion of TWAIL. The paper covers, as comprehensively as possible, approaches and issues, direct or collateral, regarding an international law from India.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Glocal' third world | Absentee colonialism | Dualism as scepticism | Enlightenment as disenchantment
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Political Science
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Mr Sombir Dahiya
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2022 12:12
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2022 12:12
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