Book discussion on ‘The Cunning of Rights: Law, Life, Biocultures’ by Rajshree Chandra

9 March 2016
Full audio recording

Listen to full recording (above) of book discussion on ‘The Cunning of Rights: Law, Life, Biocultures’, by Rajshree Chandra.

This book probes how rights get ‘framed’ within and by law, in the diverse yet closely interrelated aspects of social, cultural, and biological life. In particular, the book focuses on biocultural entitlements of farming and indigenous communities, and explores the terms on which their interests are included and institutionalized, as well as the degrees of exclusion and stratification that accompany them.

The discussion is introduced by Pratap Bhanu Mehta, President of CPR, followed in succession by Rajshree Chandra, the author; Nivedita Menon from Jawaharlal Nehru University; Lawrence Liang from Alternative Law Forum; and Naveen Thayyil from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.


The views shared belong to individual faculty and researchers and do not represent an institutional stance on the issue.