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dc.contributor.authorKapila, Kriti
dc.date.accessioned2022-04-23T05:33:18Z
dc.date.available2022-04-23T05:33:18Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/54150
dc.description.abstractNullius is an anthropological account of the troubled status of ownership in India and its consequences for our understanding of sovereignty and social relations. Though property rights and ownership are said to be a cornerstone of modern law, in the Indian case they are often a spectral presence. Kapila offers a detailed study of paradigms where proprietary relations have been erased, denied, misappropriated. The book examines three forms of negation, where the Indian state de facto adopted doctrines of terra nullius (in the erasure of indigenous title), res nullius (in acquiring museum objects), and, controversially, corpus nullius (in denying citizens ownership of their bodies under biometrics). The result is a pathbreaking reconnection of questions of property, exchange, dispossession, law, and sovereignty.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::L Law::LN Laws of Specific jurisdictions::LND Constitutional & administrative law::LNDH Government powers
dc.subject.otherLaw
dc.subject.otherGovernment
dc.titleNullius
dc.title.alternativeThe Anthropology of Ownership, Sovereignty, and the Law in India
dc.typebook
oapen.relation.isPublishedByb74962f8-84f3-4d30-ae61-396a70a5d3b0
oapen.relation.isFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.imprintHAU Books
oapen.identifierhttps://openresearchlibrary.org/viewer/ba47cbfc-2c3f-4471-902d-69898ba16a0b
oapen.identifier.isbn9781912808489


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