Book Launch: "An Introduction to International Law" written by Swati Singh Parmar & Adithya Anil Variath

This book aims to offer perspectives on the history of international law to enable the reader to approach the subject with a non-European tradition.
Introduction to International Law
Introduction to International Law

We are delighted to welcome you to the release of the book An Introduction to International Law (Thomson Reuters, 2021) written by Swati Singh Parmar and Adithya Anil Variath.

The Guests of Honour of the event are Hon'ble Prof. (Dr.) Dilip Ukey, Vice Chancellor, Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai; Hon'ble Prof. (Dr.) Srikrishna Deva Rao, Vice Chancellor, National Law University, Delhi and Hon'ble Prof. (Dr.) S. Shanthakumar, Vice Chancellor, Gujarat National Law University, Gujarat.

An Introduction to International Law is a preliminary text that provides a thorough understanding of the subject and a critical evaluation of its processes. The book offers perspectives on the history of international law that would enable the reader to approach the subject with a non-European tradition. The book is an attempt to bring together references that are non-European and a symbolic non-European book cover, an attempt to orient the disoriented European culture of the ‘civilised’ international law.

The initial chapters set the discourse in motion and prepare the reader to undertake the study of a legal system that continuously reinvents itself. With a brief history, approaches, contexts, concepts, theories and case laws, the book is aimed to assist the reader in her study of the subject. With the help of precepts and principles, those that are outdated and those that are retained, the text offers active engagement for the reader. The arrangement of the contents will invoke the reader’s interest in international law and will encourage further enquiry into the subject.

Prof. Prabhakar Singh, penning the “Foreword” of the book writes, “[Authors] attempt to bring to us a much fuller and a more inclusive international law textbook. It foments a footnote revolution that seeks to nourish the text with a Third World sensibility”.

The epistemic inequivalence and struggles of the third world inspired the writers to write this book. Besides the cliché textbook contents, the book offers non-European accounts of history, a glimpse of TWAIL thinkers, a brief setting in which international law may be read in the geographical South, and interdisciplinary reflections in the references.

Details of the Event

Date: 14th August 2021 (Saturday)

Time: 04.30 PM to 05.30 PM

Platform: Cisco Webex (Online)

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