Kalpana Kannabiran, a sociologist and legal researcher, is currently Director, Council for Social Development, Hyderabad, an autonomous research institute supported by the Indian Council for Social Science Research. She was awarded the VKRV Rao Prize for Social Science Research in the field of Social Aspects of Law by the ICSSR in 2003. She was part of the founding faculty of NALSAR University of Law where she taught sociology and law for a decade, 1999-2009, and is a founder member of Asmita Resource Centre for Women set up in 1991. Her work has focussed on understanding the social foundations of non-discrimination, violence against women, questions of constitutionalism and social justice in India. Her most recent book is Tools of Justice: Non Discrimination and the Indian Constitution (Routledge). She was a Member of the Expert Group on the Equal Opportunity Commission, Government of India, 2007-2008 and the General Secretary of the Indian Association for Women’s Studies, 1998-2000.
Kalpana Kannabiran will be part of the session No Country for Women: Some Truths About Rape in Chennai on February 16, 2013 at the Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall in Lady Andal School.
Entry is free for all sessions.
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