Governance and Justice in South Asia: for an anthropology of judiciary cases

discussing a case in Shimla's district courtNumerous cases are registered every year in Courts at different levels, as well as in state sponsored or non-state village Courts. The study will follow two complementary approaches:

This approach to governance via in-depth studies of court cases in all their multifaceted and socially contextualised complexity has not yet been systematically applied in South Asia. The project has thus a twofold ambition, i.e. improving our understanding of institutions in South Asia, and developing a reflection on methodological issues.

The project gathers some twenty seven scholars from different countries, all of them specialists of South Asia.