ALF Law and Lit

This article was originally published in Kannada in Naanu Gauri. The Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill, 2022 was introduced in Lok Sabha on March 28, 2022 and was passed. It will replace the present [...]
Speaker: Lawrence Liang The law of sedition transacts in the language of surplus affection and demands of citizens an enforced love for the nation. In this talk I will try to locate the affective life of sedition [...]
Censor Me [...]
After a rather tragic misunderstanding following inaccurate media reportage, our humble Law and Literature group’s discussion began, sans Martha Nussbaum herself, with a brief introduction to the selected reading, [...]
Session 10 of the Law and Literature reading group had Danish Sheikh discussing the role of Shakespeare in unraveling Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalises "unnatural acts". You can play an audio [...]
“We Must Not Make A Scarecrow of the Law” Section 377 as Shakespearean Comedy  on Friday, the 7th of August at 6 pm. About the Talk The law and ideas of justice play an essential role in much of [...]
For its 9th Session, the ALF Law and Literature Reading Group experimented with a slightly denser and longer piece of literature, The Canterbury Tales, which is a collection of over 20 stories written by Geoffrey [...]
The last few sessions of ALF’s Law and Literature reading group saw us continuing our exploration of Greek tragedy. Our investigation in Sessions 6 and 7 focused on Antigone by Sophocles, a play that rung the [...]
Session 4 of the ALF Law and Literature Reading Group had Lawrence Liang discussing why reading The Orestia is interesting to the agenda of law and literature. Find an audio recording of the same below, start listening [...]
The third session of ALF's Law and Literature Reading Group asked the participants to come prepared with a simple exercise: we had to each pick a writer/ poet and find examples of their words being used in Indian [...]