Offend, Shock, or Disturb: Free Speech under the Indian Constitution (OIP)

ISBN : 9780199488643

Gautam Bhatia
392 Pages
142 x 216 mm
Pub date
Jun 2018
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The book focuses on the role of courts in understanding and interpreting the constitutional right to freedom of speech and expression, interrogating judicial premises and reasoning from the point of view of the text, structure, history of the Constitution, the philosophies of speech, as well as the reasoning of similarly-placed constitutional courts.


CONTENTS Preface Acknowledgments Table of Cases Note on the Text Introduction PART ONE: BACKGROUND Chapter 1: Understanding Free Speech Chapter 2: Common Concepts Note: The Changing Faces of the Free Speech Clause PART TWO: SUBVERSIVE SPEECH Chapter 3: Public Order Chapter 4: Sedition PART THREE: FREE SPEECH AND CULTURAL REGULATION Chapter 5: Obscenity and Pornography Chapter 6: Hate Speech Chapter 7: Film and Internet Censorship PART FOUR: OTHER RESTRICTIONS Chapter 8: Defamation, Privacy, and Injunctions Chapter 9: Contempt of Court PART FIVE: THE 'FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND EXPRESSION' Chapter 10: The Meaning of 'Speech and Expression' Chapter 11: The Meaning of 'Freedom': Free Speech and Economic Structure PART SIX: NEW HORIZONS Chapter 12: Surveillance, Net Neutrality, Shield Laws, and Copyright Conclusion Postscript Bibliography Index About the Author

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