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Purendra Prasad, Amar Jesani, and Sujata Patel

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780199482160

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199482160.001.0001

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Health, Disability, and Equity

Health, Disability, and Equity

Conversations among Bodies, Discourses, and Law1

(p.221) 10 Health, Disability, and Equity
Equity and Access

Renu Addlakha

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This chapter seeks to engage with contemporary debates around health and equity from the perspective of disability. Law is an important site for demonstrating this intersection because it straddles the slippery terrain between configuring the phenomenon of disability as both an individual problem of the body and a historically embedded structural issue with deep roots in the culture, economy and polity. Furthermore, law has been envisioned in India as a critical tool of social reform with the potential for ushering in social transformation as also creating a space for redressal of individual grievances through litigation.

Keywords:   Disability, health, law, equity, human rights, convention, medical model, social model

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