Human Rights in a Globalised World An Indian Diary by Mukul Sharma


Human Rights in a Globalised World An Indian Diary by Mukul Sharma

The human rights question becomes pertinent in the contemporary situation of political re-configuration, terror - counter terror scenario, economic globalisation and consequent inequality and marginalisation. The book deals with the diverse issues of civil, political, economic and social rights emerging in India, China, South Asia and expatiates on the emergence of the regional human rights mechanism in South Asia, Africa and the Americas. The book analyses the rising impact of the 'non-state' actor on human rights, while the interface of threat and opportunity between business and human rights is increasing. India, China and Brazil are emerging as global players, forging new political and economic alliances with nations from Asia, Africa and Latin America, but their allegiance to human rights standards remains unclear and erratic. Amidst the constant evolution of the human rights agenda, the book focuses on the human rights defenders in India and South Asia, and captures the current human rights situation in India, a mix of progress and regression, gains and losses. It captures this complexity with a positive but cautious note.


It [the book] is a comprehensively written book covering a wide spectrum of issues concerning human rights. The book not only captures the complexity of human rights status but also provides a detailed and comprehensive account of the status of human rights in contemporary times... This book will be beneficial for a wide spectrum of readers including the professionals, law students, academicians, social workers, activists, journalists, NGO's, state and central government welfare organizations, people involved in civil rights movement and those who are interested in looking into the different approaches to understanding human rights. -- Social Action Mukul Sharma's book provides valuable insights into a world where the fear of terror has led states and individuals to place a low value on human rights... [The book] is a powerful thesis on the human rights situation in a globalised scenario. -- The New Indian Express

About the Author

Mukul Sharma is a Delhi-based freelance journalist and writer.

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304 pages


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Publication date

17th August 2010



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