Disability studies and the law: In conversation with Professor (Dr) Nilika Mehrotra (Interview)

Gandhi, Ankita and Singh, Surabhi (2021) Disability studies and the law: In conversation with Professor (Dr) Nilika Mehrotra (Interview). Jindal Global Law Review, 12 (2). pp. 433-458. ISSN 9752498

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The feld of disability studies in India is fedgling, yet burgeoning. Professor (Dr) Nilika Mehrotra is an exemplary scholar from this feld, who has played a pioneering role in situating the scholarship on persons with disabilities (PWDs) in a distinctly South Asian narrative. She has not only written extensively on the South Asian experience of disability but has brought together important scholarship by several academics in this area in a recent edited work. Her research on the intersectionality between gender and disability, as well as on the contribution of the state’s schemes on enhancing the rights of PWDs, has shaped the post-coloniality of the discipline in India. As an anthropologist, she has sought to place the experiences of the disabled at the heart of her theorisation, critiquing a top-down approach to representing disability. In this interview, she discusses the inherent interdisciplinarity of disability rights studies and the evolution of disability rights movements in India

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Disability rights movements | Disability studies | Disabled identity | Gender and disability | Global South | Law and disability
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Human Rights
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Mr. Syed Anas
Date Deposited: 31 Dec 2021 06:46
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2022 07:31
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/s41020-021-00159-0
URI: https://pure.jgu.edu.in/id/eprint/494


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