About the Centre
The Centre for Women & Law is a research centre of National Law University Odisha. The Centre works with the combined effort of faculty members – Prof. (Dr.) Rita Ray, Prof. (Dr.) A. Aruna Sree Lakshmi, Dr. Suman Dash Bhattamishra, Dr. Owais Hasan Khan, Dr. Priyanka Anand and students of NLUO.
About the Book
Centre for Women & Law, NLUO is inviting submissions for its edited volume with a multidisciplinary approach on Socio-legal Androcentrism and Gender Inequalities. The objective of the proposed book is to contribute to the dismantling of the metanarrative of patriarchy which relegates women to the ‘second sex’ and hinges her existence relative to the men.
Androcentrism and metanarrative of patriarchy have traditionally influenced and shaped social behaviours, norms and cultural outlook. The same influence is also present in many legal frameworks and policies. Many recent judgements of the Apex Court have also highlighted inherent androcentrism of Indian social norms which is also reflected in law. Accordingly, it’s a transdisciplinary area, which has been revived with judgements like Joseph Shine (2018 SC), Shakti Vahini (2018 SC), Shafin Jahan (2018 SC) etc.
- Patriarchal metanarrative and Gender Inequalities
- Epistemology of Gender
- Modernism, Post-modernism and Gender
- Third and Fourth Wave of Feminism
- Gender stereotypes and its impact on socio-legal perception of Gender
- Law and Gender Inequalities
- Customary practices and Gender discrimination
- Religious Personal Law and Gender discrimination
- Religion, Culture and Gender
- Women Empowerment
- Gender and Constitutional Claims
- Matrimonial Laws and Gender claims
- Property/succession law and gender concerns
- Law and Sexuality
- Labour laws and Gender
- Law and the third gender
- Gender concerns and LGBTQIA
- Criminal law and gender
- Politics of gender
- Minority rights and gender
Academicians, practitioners, research scholars and post-graduation/MPhil students having expertise/interest in the given area/themes are invited to submit the original unpublished paper on or before 31st August 2020 to cwl[at]nluo.ac.in. [Please note that submissions from undergraduate students will not be accepted or acknowledged].
Length of the paper should normally be between 4500 to 7500 words and an abstract of 200-300 words should also be sent along with the paper. The author(s) is/are required to attach a Cover Letter containing all personal details (Name of the author(s), their degrees, Designation, Name of Institution/ Organisation that they are associated within separate document with the entry.
All submissions must be attached with the email in Microsoft Word (.doc/.docx) format at cwl[at]nluo.ac.in. The title of the attached file must specify the name(s) of the author(s).
Only original papers will be accepted for publication. A revised version of papers that were published earlier will not be accepted. The book will be published by Centre for Women &Law, NLUO.
Copyright will be with Centre for Women & Law, NLUO and the authors will have to sign a Declaration of Originality and Transfer of Copyright Agreement. With regard to the selection of papers, the decision of Editors would be final. Each author is restricted to one entry. Authors must strictly adhere to guidelines, failing which their submissions may not be considered.
Mailing address for submission cwl[at]nluo.ac.in.
Last Date for Submission: August 31 2020.
The editors of the book are Dr. Owais Hasan Khan and Dr. Priyanka Anand. Dr. Owais Hasan Khan and Dr. Priyanka Anand are faculty members of National Law University Odisha and are associated with the Centre for Women & Law.
Ms. Allena Jai (student editor): 16bba004[at]nluo.ac.in
Mr. Shivendra Pandey (student editor): 16ba094[at]nluo.ac.in