This panel for the forthcoming LASSNET conference on Law and Social
Sciences in South Asia aims to explore the conception of a 'worker'
who is the object of legal protection. How have the state and law
imagined the 'worker'; what have been the shifts and continuity in the
law; why have certain categories of work and livelihoods been
privileged over others, and in what manner; what are the implications
of legal protection/ exclusion; and what are the costs the 'worker'
and organizations/collectivities have to bear for inclusion in such
Papers from plural perspectives are welcomed.
Please email: Prabhu Mohapatra (email@example.com) and Kamala