Legal Exclusion through ‘Criminalization’, ‘Stigmatization’ and ‘Invisibilization’ in the Pre and Post Independence India

Legal Exclusion through ‘Criminalization’, ‘Stigmatization’ and ‘Invisibilization’ in the Pre and Post Independence India

Volume 1 Issue 1 ()

Law as an institution strives to perform both inclusionary and exclusionary functions in any societal structure. In the present paper, the author highlights the exclusionary role performed by law in Pre and Post Independent India with the help of three primary modalities; ‘Criminalization’, ‘Stigmatization’ and finally ‘Invisibilization’, and then proceeds to offer a possible explanation to such societal exclusion along with advancing a critique to the same.

Cite as: Professor B. B. Pande, Legal Exclusion through ‘Criminalization’, ‘Stigmatization’ and ‘Invisibilization’ in the Pre and Post Independence India, 1 NUJS L. Rev. 219 (2008)