Book review by Jhuma Sen - Law and Society Review

February 02, 2017 | Prof. Jhuma Sen

Indigeneity and Legal Pluralism in India: Claims, Histories, Meanings sets out with the twin objective of understanding both dispute and indigeneity through the Plachimada struggle of India’s indigenous people, the “Adivasi,” against the Coca Cola bottling facility in Kerala. These objectives, however, also unpack the meta narrative of what it means to be the most dispossessed. As Parmar describes at the very outset, it means more than losing one’s land and water—it is also to experience an injustice that often goes unrecognized. The book, as she states, is an attempt to understand the violence of such injustice.