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Cullet, Philippe, Koonan, Sujith and Bhullar, Lovleen, eds. (2019) The Right to Sanitation in India: Critical Perspectives. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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Sanitation has received little attention from law and policy makers, and implementers for a long time although it was not completely outside the purview of laws and policies in India. The past couple of decades have witnessed a significant change in the manner in which sanitation is viewed, both at the national and international levels. While this change is accompanied by a growing interest among academics and practitioners in the policy perspectives on sanitation, the enquiry into its legal dimensions has lagged behind considerably. This book is the first comprehensive study of the right to sanitation and its multiple dimensions with a special emphasis on India. It analyses the right in terms of its narrow understanding focusing on toilets and various broader components, such as its gender, social, environmental dimensions, as well as specific issues such as manual scavenging and the conditions of work of sanitation workers.

Item Type: Edited Book or Journal Volume
SOAS Departments & Centres: School Research Centres > Centre for Asian Legal Studies
School Research Centres > Law, Environment and Development Centre
Departments and Subunits > School of Law
ISBN: 9780199489855
DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2019 07:59
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Funders: Leverhulme Trust

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