Simanti Dasgupta’s book, BITS of Belonging: Information Technology, Water, and Neoliberal Governance in India will be featured in a panel discussion at the 2017 Law and Society conference.
This CRN 22-sponsored panel features five new books in the vibrant field of South Asian legal studies. Taking advantage of the flexible format of “New Books” panels, the session will not follow the Author-meets-Reader model in which commentators discuss each book and authors respond. Instead, each author will speak both about his or her own book and at least one other. Authors will speak for about ten minutes each on themes, issues, or approaches that connect or contrast their own book with at least one other book on the panel. This format will create both a sense of the specific challenges and decisions that went into the making of each book, and an appreciation for how the interdisciplinary field of South Asian legal studies is developing more generally.