39A Podcast

In Conversation with Justice Kurian Joseph on the Death Penalty [Episode 3]

In this episode of the 39A Podcast, Dr. Anup Surendranath from Project 39A, National Law University, Delhi, interviews Justice Kurian Joseph, former judge of the Supreme Court of India between March 2013 and November 2018. In this conversation, we use the last judgment that Justice Joseph delivered as a judge of the Supreme Court to reflect on the administration of the death penalty in India.

Bollywood’s Law and Justice [Episode 2]

In this episode of the 39A Podcast, we interview film critic and journalist, Tanul Thakur who discusses Bollywood’s depiction of law and justice. We discuss the idea of the justice system as represented in mainstream Hindi cinema - what the ‘system’ means to people and who is seen as part of it. We discuss how ‘justice’ plays out in Bollywood. How different is it from legal justice? Finally, we discuss the larger impact of commonly used visual narratives and the contemporary social discourse that it seems to reflect. Also find us on Youtube.

Beggary, Torture, Insanity and Burari [Episode 1]

In the first episode of the 39A Podcast, we interview neuropsychiatrist, Dr. Sanjeev Jain who discusses the concept of shared delusion and insanity in light of the recent mass hangings in Burari. We also discuss recent judgements in the area of torture, insanity and the Delhi High Courts decriminalisation of begging.

Hosted by: Yash S Vijay and Neetika Vishwanath, Project 39A.
Interview of Dr. Sanjeev Jain conducted by Maitreyi Misra, Project 39A.

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