- Title Pages
- Introduction: A Short History of Sexual Harassment
- 1 What Feminist Jurisprudence Means to Me
- 2 Perspective on Sexual Harassment Law
- 3 Alexander v. Yale University An Informal History
- 4 Eradicating Sexual Harassment in Education
- 5 The Ecology of Justice
- 6 Consensual Sex and the Limits of Harassment Law
- 7 Who Says?
- 8 Subordination and Agency in Sexual Harassment Law
- 9 Sexual Labor
- 10 Unwelcome Sex
- 11 Theories of Harassment “Because of Sex”
- 12 What's Wrong with Sexual Harassment
- 13 Sexuality Harassment
- 14 Discriminating Pleasures
- 15 Gay Male Liberation Post Oncale
- 16 The Rights of Remedies
- 17 Employer Liability for Sexual Harassment by Supervisors
- 18 Sex in Schools
- 19 Nooky Nation
- 20 Damages in Sexual Harassment Cases
- 21 The Speech-ing of Sexual Harassment
- 22 The Collective Injury of Sexual Harassment
- 23 Sexual Harassment and the First Amendment
- 24 The Silenced Workplace
- 25 Pornography as Sexual Harassment in Canada
- 26 Free Speech and Hostile Environments
- 27 Slavery and the Roots of Sexual Harassment
- 28 The Racism of Sexual Harassment
- 29 Coercion in At-Will Termination of Employment and Sexual Harassment
- 30 Public Rights for “Private” Wrongs
- 31 Why Doesn't He Leave?
- 32 Dignity, Respect, and Equality in Israel's Sexual Harassment Law
- 33 Dignity or Equality?
- 34 French and American Lawyers Define Sexual Harassment
- 35 Sexual Harassment in Japan
- 36 The Modesty of Mrs. Bajaj
- 37 Sexual Harassment
The Modesty of Mrs. Bajaj
The Modesty of Mrs. Bajaj
India's Problematic Route to Sexual Harassment Law
- (p.633) 36 The Modesty of Mrs. Bajaj
- Directions in Sexual Harassment Law
Martha C. Nussbaum
- Yale University Press
This chapter focuses on the story of Mrs. Rupan Deol Bajaj, Special Secretary for Finance in the Indian Administrative Service, Punjab cadre. After going to an official dinner party at the home of the Commissioner of Finance, Mrs. Bajaj filed a complaint alleging violations of two criminal statutes that make it a crime to “outrage” the “modesty of a woman.” The complaint named Punjab's Chief of Police Mr. Kanwar Pal Singh Gill as the defendant. The investigation proved slow and sluggish, and by November 1988, the police were on the verge of dropping the case as “untraced” when Mr. Bajaj filed a complaint for the same offenses in the Court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate. He alleged that Mr. Gill's rank in the Police Department had prevented a “fair and impartial” investigation.
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