Publications

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Books

  • The Truth Machines: Policing, Violence and Scientific Interrogations in India. Michigan University Press, March 2020. (see separate page)
  • Transnational Torture: Law, Violence, and State Power in the United States and India. New York: New York University Press, 2011;South Asian Edition published by Orient Blackswan, Delhi 2012; NYU Paperback Edition, 2014.

Reviewed in Contributions to Indian Sociology 49.1 (2015); Economic and Political Weekly 48. 47 (2013); Journal of Human Rights 12.4 (2013); Theory and Event 16.2 (2013); Studies in Indian Politics 1 (2013): 123-124; Law,Culture and Humanities 9 (2013) 1; The Book Review 37 (2013) 2-3; Frontline 30 (2013) 4; Biblio: A Review of Books November-December 2012; Social Change 42 (2012) 4; Law and Politics Book Review 22 (2012) 8; Tejas Daily (Malyalam publication) August 2012; Himal South Asian December 6, 2011.

  • Feminist Politics: Struggles and Issues. With Nivedita Menon and Sadhna Arya, eds.Delhi: Hindi Medium Directorate, 2001, a book in Hindi for teaching an undergraduate course on Women and Political Process, Second Edition.

Articles, Chapters, Other Publications

“Rule of Law, Violence and Exception: Deciphering the Indian State in the Thangjam Manorama Inquiry Report.” Law, Culture and the Humanities, 2018. DOI 10.1177/1743872118761349 

‘Sovereignty, Violence and Resistance in North East India: Mapping Political Theory Today: A commentary on “Bare Sovereignty: Homo Sacer and the Insistence of Law”’ by Peter Fitzpatrick, Theory & Event, Vol. 5, No. 2 (2001), Theory & Event, Vol. 20, No. 1, January 2017, pp. 76-86.

“Torture and Detention in India: Challenges to Prevention” (with Amar Jesani). Does Torture Prevention Work? Edited by Richard Carver and Lisa Handley, (funded by Association for the Prevention of Torture, Geneva) Liverpool University Press, 2016.

“Truth-Telling Techniques: The Aditi Sharma Case and the Implications for Human Rights in India.” The State of Human Rights in Postcolonial India, 1947—2014. Edited by Om Dwivedi and V.G.Julie Rajan. Routledge, 2016.

“Debating the Indian Supreme Court: Equality, Liberty, and the Rule of Law.” Law, Culture and Humanities. first published online August 2015 as doi:10.1177/1743872115596158

“Violence.” The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theory Edited by Lisa Disch and Mary Hawkesworth. Oxford University Press, 2016; first published online in April 2015 as doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199328581.013.50

“Creating a Flawed Art of Government: Legal Discourses on Lie Detectors, Brain Scanning, and Narcoanalysis in India.” Law, Culture and Humanities.first published online in November 21, 2014 as doi:10.1177/1743872114559881

“Defining an Absence: Torture “Debate” in India.” Economic and Political Weekly, 49.26-27 (2014).pdf

“Hunger Strikes at Guantánamo: Obama’s Crisis Moment.” Economic and Political Weekly 48.37 (2013).LokaneetaHungerStrikesEcoPolweekly2013.pdf

“Extraordinary Law and Torture in India in an Era of Globalization.” in The Politics of the Globalization of Law: Getting from Rights to Justice.  Edited by Alison Brysk. New York: Routledge, 2013.

“The Legacies of Nuremberg in International Law and American Policy.” in A Companion to Harry S. Truman. Edited by Daniel S. Margolies. Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.

“Truth Telling Techniques in a regime of terror.” Canada Watch, York University, Winter, 2012.pdf

“A Rose by another Name: Definitions, Sanitized Terms and Imagery of Torture in 24.” Law, Culture and Humanities, 6 (2010) 2, 1-29.pdf

“Torture Debates in the post-9/11 United States: Law, Violence and Governmentality.” Theory and Event, 13 (2010)1.pdf

“Torture in Postcolonial India : Struggle within the Jurisprudence” in  Rights, Citizenship & Torture: Perspectives on Evil, Law and the State. Edited by Welat Zeydanlioglu and John Parry. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2009.

“Hundred Fifty Years of Communist Manifesto: Alexandra Kollontai and Marxist Feminism.” Economic and Political Weekly 36.17 (2001): 1413-1424.

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