KCHR Interventions







3.00 PM




Beyond Crime and Punishment: Prisons, Justice and the Women’s Movement 



Ms. Devangana Kalita

PhD Scholar, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi

   Ms. Natasha Narwal,

PhD Scholar, University of Warwick, UK 




3.00 PM 



The Career of a Mysore Matha 



Professor Janaki Nair (Retd),

Centre for Historical Studies, JNU



3.00 PM




Panel Discussion on Feminism’   

Moderator : Professor G Arunima,

Director, KCHR 




1. Dr. Aparna Eswaran,

Assistant Professor,

School of International Relations and Politics,

MG University

2. Ms. Veda Thozhur Kolleri,


3. Ms. Priya Thuvassery,

Independent Filmmaker



7.30 PM




Policing in Liberal Democracies: Legal Violence and Scientific Interrogations in India 


Professor Jinee Lokaneeta

Political Science and International Relations Department

Drew University, Madison, New Jersey 



3.00 PM




Preventing Domestic Violence: Patriarchy, Law and Judiciary


Dr. Arathi P.M.,

Assistant Professor,

School of Indian Legal Thoughts,

M.G. University , Kottayam









Voices of Dissent: An Essay


Professor Romila Thapar 









1. Dr. Simona Sawhney

Associate Professor 

Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.


2. Dr. John Thomas

          Assistant Professor        

Department of Humanities & Social Sciences

Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati 





The COVID-19 Pandemic in India: Data, Stories, and Myths




Dr. Murad Banaji


Middlesex University, London





A Pandemic and the Politics of Life




Professor Ranabir Samaddar

Distinguished Chair in Migration and Forced Migration Studies,

Calcutta Research Group, Kolkata.





Changing Conceptions of Citizenship in India




Professor Partha Chatterjee

Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata

& Columbia University, New York  





Farm Laws, Dissent and Democracy : Some Issues for India’s Democracy and Development Paradigm




Professor Atul Sood 

Centre for the Study of Regional Development, JNU 






Commercialisation of Agriculture : In Theory, History and Contemporary Indian Politics 





Professor Amit Bhaduri 

Visiting Professor,

Centre for Multi- Disciplinary Development Research (CMDR)

Dharwad, Karnataka