GALA - Gender And Law Association

Reading Materials


Basu, Srimati. She Comes to Take her Rights: Indian Women, Property and Propriety, New Delhi, Kali for Women (2001).

Bryson, Valerie. Feminist Debates: Issues of Theory and Political Practice, Chapter 2, Macmillan,(1999).

Davies, Margaret. Asking the Law Question: The Dissolution of Legal Theory, Sweet and Maxwell, the Law Book Company Ltd., (1994).

Dhanda, Amita and Parashar, Archana (Eds.). Engendering Law: Essays In Honour of Lotika Sarkar, Chapter 3, Lucknow: Eastern Book Co., (1999).

Kabeer, Naila and Subrahmanian, Ramya (Eds.). Institutions, Relations and Outcomes: A Framework and Case Studies for Gender-Aware Planning, New Delhi, Kali for Women (1999).

Pardeshi, Pratima. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar and the Question of Women's Liberation in India, Women's Studies Centre Department of Sociology, University of Pune, Pune-411 007 (1998).

Rege, Sharmila. Dalit Women Talk Differently: A Critique of 'Difference' and Towards a Dalit Feminist Stand Point Position, Women's Studies Centre Department of Sociology, University of Pune, Pune-411 007 (1998).

Law Journal Articles

Fineman, Martha. Feminist Theory in Law: The Difference it Makes, 2 Columbia J. of Gender and Law 1.

Harmon, Louise and Kaufman, Eileen. Dazzling the World: A Study of India's Constitutional Amendment Mandating Reservations for Women on Rural Panchayats, 19 BERKWLJ 32 (2004).

Kapur, Ratna and Coffman, Brenda, "Equality: Formal, Substantive, and the Relevance of Gender" in Subversive Sites: Feminist Engagements With Law in India, New Delhi: Sage (Feminist Legal Studies V1/1) (1998).

Narayan, Uma. "Essence of Culture and a Sense of History: A Feminist Critique of Cultural Essentialism", Hypatia, vol. 13, no. 2 (Spring 1998).

Narayan, Uma. "Undoing the 'Package Picture' of Cultures," Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, vol. 25, no. 4 (2000).

Rhode, Deborah. Feminist Critical Theories. 42 Stan. L.R. 617 (1990).

Williams, Joan. Deconstructing Gender, 87 Michigan L. Rev. 797 (1989).


Bhat, Aparna. Supreme Court on Rape Trials: A Manual of Best Practice of the Supreme Court, New Delhi (2003).

Jaising, Indira (Ed.). Law of Domestic Violence, Lawyer's Collective (2001).

Occasional Papers

Mazumdar, Vina. Political Ideology of the Women's Movement's Engagement with Law, Occasional Paper No. 34, Centre for Women's Development Studies, (2000).

Sarkar, Lotika. Women's Movement and the Legal Process, Occasional Paper No. 24, Centre for Women's Development Studies, (1995).