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The Right to Sanitation in India: Critical Perspectives

Philippe Cullet, Sujith Koonan, and Lovleen Bhullar


Sanitation has received little attention from law and policy makers, and implementers for a long time although it was not completely outside the purview of laws and policies in India. The past couple of decades have witnessed a significant change in the manner in which sanitation is viewed, both at the national and international levels. While this change is accompanied by a growing interest among academics and practitioners in the policy perspectives on sanitation, the enquiry into its legal dimensions has lagged behind considerably. This book is the first comprehensive study of the right to s ... More

Keywords: India, right to sanitation, health, water, environment, gender, law, policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780199489855
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199489855.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philippe Cullet, editor
Professor, International and Environmental Law, SOAS University of London

Sujith Koonan, editor
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi

Lovleen Bhullar, editor
Doctoral Candidate, University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies

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Philippe Cullet, Sujith Koonan, and Lovleen Bhullar

Part I Conceptual Framework

1 Sanitation

Catarina de Albuquerque

3 The Right to Sanitation

Philippe Cullet

Part II Realizing the Right to Sanitation in Rural and Urban Areas

8 The Politics of Open Defecation

Renu Desai, Colin McFarlane, and Stephen Graham

Part III Dignity, Safety, and Vulnerability

10 Safai Karmachari Andolan

(Conversation with Bezwada Wilson)*

11 Invisible Inequalities

Shomona Khanna1

12 Rights of Sanitation Workers in India

P. Sakthivel, M. Nirmalkumar, and Akshayaa Benjamin