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Justice / Humanities

Joy Pachuau

Professor, Centre for Historical Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University


There are many societies in the world, especially those that have been designated ‘tribal’, where social solidarity and individual rights are at the expense of each other. The societies that I have in mind are also Christian. A lack of social solidarity can mean at one level a loss of identity for the individual and yet it can come at the cost of individual rights. How does one approach the issue of justice and rights under such social circumstances?