By Ratna Kapur
This publication unmasks the cultural and gender stereotypes that tell the felony legislation of the migrant. It reviews the postcolonial viewpoint on how belonging and non-belonging are decided through the sexual, cultural, and familial norms on which legislation is predicated in addition to the old backdrop of the colonial come upon, which differentiated openly among the valid and illegitimate topic.
The complexities and layering of the migrant’s lifestyles are obvious, within the ebook, to be obscured by means of the equipment of the legislations. the writer elaborates on how legislations can either boost and hamper the rights of the migrant topic and the way felony interventions are developed round frameworks rooted within the obstacles of distinction, safeguard of the sovereignty of the geographical region, and the parable of the all-embracing liberal topic. This produces the ‘Other’ and reinforces essentialised assumptions approximately gender and cultural distinction.
The writer foregrounds the point of view of the subaltern migrant topic, exposing the deeper matters implicated within the debates over migration and the rights claims of migrants, essentially within the context of ladies and non secular minorities in India.
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