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CSAS Lecture Series | Changes in Dowry Practices?: Insights on Dowry and Its Regulation

Vikramaditya Khanna, William W. Cook Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School
Friday, September 8, 2017
4:00-5:30 PM
Room 110 Weiser Hall Map
The Law in India has prohibited demands for dowry since 1961 and expected penalties have been increased multiple times since then, but from most accounts the incidence and magnitude of dowry demands appears to have only increased. I am examining dowry from a somewhat different perspective - are there examples of dowry having declined and what insights might we gain from these examples? This examination includes not only current instances of declines in dowry in India, but also historical and comparative examples. Through this kind of inquiry one hopes to obtain some useful insights for law and law reform in the South Asian context.

Vikramaditya Khanna is the William W. Cook Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School. He earned his S.J.D. at Harvard Law School and was Bruce W. Nichols Visiting Professor of Law, Fall 2013 at Harvard Law School. He was also a senior research fellow at Columbia Law School and Yale Law School, and a visiting scholar at Stanford Law School. His interest areas include corporate and securities laws, law and legal issues in India, corporate and white collar crime, legal profession and professional responsibility, corporate governance in emerging markets, and law and economics. He is the founding and current editor of India Law eJournal and White Collar Crime eJournal at the Social Science Research Network and has served as Special Master in a dispute involving an Indian and American company. He has testified at the U.S. Congress and his papers have been published in the Harvard Law Review, Journal of Finance, Journal of Econometrics, Michigan Law Review, Supreme Court Economic Review, Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, American Journal of Comparative Law, and the Georgetown Law Journal, amongst others. News publications in the US, India, Germany, Switzerland, Brazil, and the United Kingdom have quoted him. He has given talks at Harvard, Columbia, Stanford, Yale, NYU, Berkeley, Wharton, NBER, and other venues in the US, India, China, Turkey, and Greece amongst others, including a keynote in Brazil.
Building: Weiser Hall
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Asia, India, Law
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Center for South Asian Studies, International Institute, Asian Languages and Cultures