Added: July 2, 2016 – Last updated: July 2, 2016


Author: Rebecca Waxman

Title: Event, Response, and Avenues Toward Justice

Subtitle: Historicizing the "Delhi Gang Rape" of 2012

Thesis: B.A. Thesis, Wesleyan University

Advisor: William Pinch

Year: April 2016

Pages: vi + 146pp.

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 21st Century | Asian History: Indian History | Cases: Victims / Jyoti Singh Pandey; Types: Gang Rape


Link: WesScholar: Digital Repository of the Wesleyan University (Free Access)



  List of Figure (p. iii)
  Acknowledgments (p. iv)
  Introduction (p. 1)
    Historiography (p. 6)
    Archive Description and Outline of Chapters (p. 10)
    Chapter One: A Narrative of the Event and Responses (p. 15)
  “Delhi Gang Rape” (p. 16)
    “Nirbhaya Phenomenon” (p. 22)
  Chapter Two: Elements of the Storm (p. 42)
    Gender and Sexuality (p. 43)
    Caste and Class (p. 53)
    Corruption (p. 62)
    Mobility (p. 72)
    Media and Technology (p. 80)
  Chapter Three: Time, Singularity and the Making of an Event (p. 92)
    Convergence (p. 93)
    Temporality (p. 96)
      Experience Versus Expectation (p. 98)
      Acceleration (p. 103)
      Situating in the Postcolonial Context (p. 105)
    Eventification (p. 107)
  Chapter Four: Rendering and Resisting History (p. 113)
    One (p. 115)
    Two (p. 119)
    Three (p. 123)
    Past, Present, and Possibilities for Justice (p. 127)
  Epilogue (p. 132)
    India’s Daughter (p. 132)
    History, Policy, and Social Justice (p. 134)
  Bibliography (p. 138)
    Primary Source (p. 138)
    Secondary Source (p. 143)

Wikipedia: History of Asia: History of India / History of the Republic of India | Rape in India: 2012 Delhi gang rape