2021 GOALS

TEACHING AND RESEARCH 

Literature and Human Rights

Pay Jurisprudence

Neuro Law and Neuro Rights

Mallika Ramachandran

Pay Jurisprudence 

The right to livelihood would include the right to decent/reasonable wages. But across the globe, one sees people undertaking low wage work, or unequal pay for similar or equal work (in fact UN Women notes that the pay gap between men and women stands at 16 per cent; see https://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2020/9/explainer-everything-you-need-to-know-about-equal-pay)--be it in the banking or corporate sectors or even Bollywood. I would seek to explore different aspects of jurisprudence related to wages. 

Mallika Ramachandran

Literature, Human Rights, Law

Human rights issues and claims-making can certainly be seen in courts and law books, but alongside injustices and violations, and attempts at seeking justice or raising voices in protest are seen to take place outside these realms—in society. Literature tells these stories, makes these incidents known, and gives voice to different groups. This year, I would like to explore the ways in which it does so, not confining myself to literary fiction alone but going into other genres too like young adult fiction.

Classroom Series: Reading Human Rights/ All Rights Reserved/2020