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S5 E2 · Interactions – A Law and Religion Podcast
Deepa Das Acevedo — The Battle for Sabarimala: Religion, Law, and Gender in Contemporary India
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4 months ago

Today’s guest is Deepa Das Acevedo, Associate Professor of Law at Emory University. In this episode, we talk about her forthcoming book from Oxford University Press, “The Battle for Sabarimala: Religion, Law, and Gender in Contemporary India.” The book tells the complex and ongoing story of the Sabarimala Temple in Kerala, India —–a site of heated dispute over gender equality, religious freedom, and religion-state relations. Drawing on more than a decade’s worth of research, the book delves into the intersection of anthropology and law, providing innovative solutions that effectively navigate the intricate legal landscape of the temple, while also contextualizing it within the larger framework of Indian and constitutional law.

In this conversation, we cover a lot of ground, including the background and historical importance of the Sabarimala Temple, why recent disputes can be considered a turning point for the Indian judiciary, and the relationship between anthropology and law.

  • Deepa Das Acevedo faculty page: https://law.emory.edu/faculty/faculty-profiles/acevedo-profile.html
  • Deepa Das Acevedo website: https://www.deepadasacevedo.com/
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