Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Contemporary South Asia
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Sujaya Desai '14

Summer Fellow 2013
Project Title: Bridging the Divide Between Legal and Social Realms

The area that I am interested in looking into through this research project is the divide that occurs between the legal and social realms in India. Focusing specifically on cases of sexual violence against women, this project seeks to question the extent to which legal and social changes reflect one another. In addition, I also want to look into the ways in which legal discourse can be limiting and what the alternative pathways are to bring about social change.