Department of Law

Dr. Gangotri Chakraborty

Dr. Gangotri Chakraborty

B. Sc., LL.B., LL.M., Ph. D.


Members of Learned Societies: Life Member of Gender and Law Association, Indian Law Institute, Indian Association for Women’s Studies, St. John Ambulance Association, North Bengal Council for the Disabled.

Contact Addresses:

Phone +91-9434037671, +91-8967589795

“Kamalalaya”, S. N. Bose Road, Lane No: 3, P. O.  Kadamtala, PIN - 734011, Dist - Darjeeling, West Bengal, India.

e-Mail gangotrichakraborty@gmail.com

Subject specialization: Women Studies & Jurisprudence.

Areas of Research Interest: Women Studies & Jurisprudence.

No. of Ph.D. students:    (a) Supervised: 15      (b) Ongoing: 08

No. of M.Phil. students: (a) Supervised: 54       (b) Ongoing: 10 .

No. of Publications:        (a) Journal(s) : 30     ( b) Book(s) : 0 2           (c) Book chapter(s): 09

Achievement & Awards:

Professional experiences: Teaching experience of 29 Years.

Administrative Experiences:

Editorial Experiences:

Selective List of Publications:

  1. Hindu Marriage:  A Critique, East-End Law, 1995
  2. Laws of Maintenance, 1st. Edition Sodhi Publications, 2003
  3. Laws of Maintenance, 2nd. Edition Sodhi Publications, 2007

    Contributation in Books:

  4. Exploring Concept of “Vulnerability” and “Issues of Identity” in the Context of   Human Rights in the Globalised Era, in Rathin Bandyopadhyay etc. [Ed], Human Rights and Duties, Published by Department of Law University of North Bengal, ISBN No. 978-81-921285-3-5, 2015
  5. Naxalite Movement in Post Nehruvian Era: An Expression of Assertion, In Manas Chakraborty[Ed], Post Nehruvian Politics in India, Agitations, Assimilations, Assertions and Consequences, Published by Levant Books, India, ISBN No. 978-93-84106-24-9, 2015.
  6. Women in Environmental Movements and Environmental Governance: An Eco-feminist approach, Page 10, in Rathin Bandyopadhyay 7 others [Ed], Environment, Governance and Development, Vol. I, Published by Department of Law, University of North Bengal, Raja Rammohunpur, 734013 , ISN: 978-81-921285-2-8, 2014.
  7. A Jurisprudential Discussion on Social Exclusion, Page 69, in Durga P.   Chhetri  [Ed], Divided Spaces: Discourse on Social Exclusion and Women in India, Gyan Publishing House, New Delhi, 110002, ISBN: 978-81-212-1225-0, 2014
  8. Legal Framework for Higher Education for Persons of Different Abilities, Page 98, Mukhopadhyay, Dilip [Ed], Education for Civil Rights –Role of Voluntary Organisation, AICMED & Indian Adult Education Association, 2012, ISBN: 978-81-87501-02, 2012
  9. History of Legal Structures and Location of Women’s Right Within It, Page 51, in Bose S. P. [Ed].Regional Histories and Their Possibilities, Ashadeep, Kolkata, 2011, ISBN: 978-93-81245-04-0, 2011
  10. “Emerging Necessities of Gender Balance in Law”, N.K Chakraborty, etc. [Ed], Gender Justice, R. Cambray & Co. ISBN 81-900628-8-3, 2006
  11. “Refugee Laws; Human Rights Laws and Humanitarian Laws Interface”, Sanjay k Roy[Ed], Refugees and Human Rights, Rawat Publication, ISBN 81-7033-687-2, 2001.
  12. “Constitutional and Legislative Provisions for Environment”, Pijushkanti Saha[Ed], Environmental Studies for Under-Graduate Degree Courses, Allied Publishers, 2000.
  13. “Public Awareness, Government Measures and the Role of NGOs Relating to Environment”, Pijushkanti Saha[Ed], Environmental Studies For Under-Graduate Degree Courses, Allied Publishers, 2000.
  14. Sangbidhanik Ain Pranoyon Sankranta Anubidhi”, Pijushkanti Saha[Ed], Environmental Studies for Under-Graduate Degree Courses, Allied       Publishers, 2000.
  15. Ganachetona, Sarkari Byabostha o Besarkari Sangsthaner Bhumika”, Pijushkanti Saha[Ed], Environmental Studies for Under-Graduate Degree Courses, Allied Publishers, 2000.
  16. “Gender Equality and Women Empowerment”, Dr. Aloke Sinha [Ed], Thrust Areas of Population Education, Centre for Adult and Continuing Education, North Bengal University, 1997.
  17. Children in Darkness”, P.K Padhi [Ed], Child Labour: Retrospect and Prospect, the Law House, 1996.

    Published Research Projects Reports:

  18. Land Reforms and Corporatisation of Agriculture, UNDP Project Report, Published by UNDP, 2006.
  19. Violence Against Women, MHRD, Department of Women & Children Govt of Gujarat, Published by MHRD, Department of Women &       Children, Govt of Gujarat, Coordinator for UNPF Project on Violence Against Women, in collaboration with the Dept. OfWomen & Child MHRD, Gujarat. Report Published, 2007.
  20. School Dropouts Report for the Sarva Siksha Mission Siliguri, 2008.

    Articles in Referred Journals:

  21. Ingraji Bhasha Shikkha: Kobey, Kothaye, O, Keno Banglar Mukh, 2015 Page 36, ISSN No 2320 7531
  22. Naxalite Movement as an Expression of Assertion and State Response, IJLJ (2014) September 22 ISSN 0976-3570
  23.  New Type of Bio Piracy and Misappropriation of Traditional Knowledge Associated with Medicinal  Plants in India, [Jointly with Partha Pratim Paul], 2014 KJLS, 1:1, Page 9, ISSN Number 2231-5144
  24. Gender Issues in International Trade and Investment: A Brief Review, Journal of the Department of Sociology, NBU, Vol.I, No. I. March 2014, P.75 ISSN 2348-6538
  25. Ekobinsho Shatokey Naari Nigraha: Puraton Bishoy, Natun Katha, April 2013,  vol.9, page 1, ISSN No 2348-2036
  26. Unish Shatokeyr Bongio Shamajey Stree Shikkha o Radhanath Shikdar, Banglar Mukh, 2014 Page 39, ISSN No 2320 7531
  27. A Journey in Search of Sovereign, IJLI(2013)March  249, ISSN 0976-3570
  28. Legal Framework for Prevention of Corruption In India: An Overview IJLI(2013) September 9, ISSN 0976-3570
  29. In Search of Balance of Interest in Copyright: An Expedition into the Realm of Social Engineering, [Jointly with Avishekh Chakraborty], IJLI(2012) September 1, ISSN Number 0976 3570
  30. Customs Having the Force of Law: Locating‘Agricultural Land’ in Women’s to Inherit property, Vol 40 Ban. L. J (2011)56 ISSN 0522-081
  31. Karol Wojtyla: A Twentieth Century Natural Law Thinker’s Tryst with “Freedom” IJLJ (2010) March, Inaugural Issue.
  32. Tracing the Shifting Contours of Justice, IJLJ(2010) September 6, ISSN Number 0976 3570
  33. Law, Literature and Justice: Exploring New Horizons, Vol 38 Ban.L.J (2008) 86 ISSN 0522-0815
  34. Gender Justice in Ancient and Modern Jurisprudence: Theory and Practice, IIJS, Vol.I,2003, Page 191
  35. Gender Justice, Constitution and the Supreme Court”, 2002,Vol.I & II, Cochin University Law Review
  36. Quo Vadis Equality”, Calcutta Law Times, (2001)3,27
  37. Divorce Under Ancient Hindu Law”, 1998(XI)CILQ, 56
  38. Divorce Under Hindu Marriage Act,1955: A Socio-Legal Study Beyond The Precincts Of The Courts”[ 1995]3EastLJ Page 1
  39. Industrial Jurisprudence: a Reconnaissance”[ 1995]1 EastLJ],9
  40. Concept of Divorce in Hindu Shastras”, 1991(4)CILQ.220
  41. Divorce in Hindu Law: A Realm  Revisited”, 1991 The Lawyers Collective,13
  42. Socio-Legal aspects of Divorce in Hindu Law, 1989(2)CILQ, 413
  43. Right to Environment v. Right to  Development: The Courts in the Quest of a Golden Harmony’2GMLJ1988-89,5

    Articles in Journals:

  44. “ Law Should be Your First Love”, Mentors V0ice, Calcutta Times, Times of India,23 October,2001
  45. “Socio Economic Aspects of Divorce in Hindu Law, 1991 North Bengal Economics, Vol.5,No.:324.
  46. Public Interest Litigation And Judical Activism in Environmental Law, 1991 Souvenir of Bar Council of west Bengal
  47. Naree Nirjatan Nirodhak Aain(Law for Prevention of Atrocities Against Women) Uttarbanga Sambad 19.08.91
  48. Aaineyer Marichika , ( Marriage of Law) Dainik   Basumati, 24.08.93.
  49. Domestic Violence: A Shrouded Social Problem, 1993 Souvenir of Lok Adalat by LADWEB.
  50. Role of Counselling in Restitution of Conjugal Rights, 1995, Souvenir of Family Counselling Centre, Siliguri.
  51. Counseling a Family in Crisis, 1996, Souvenir of All India Family Counselors Association.
  52. Uttar Bangayer Teenti Jeylar pratibandhi Streelokeydeyer Oporey Ekti Shamekhya, (A Survey of Disabled Women in the Three Districts of North Bengal) 1988, Bandhan Mukta, National CBR Network East Zone.


  53. Ainey Aponar Adhikar (Your Rights under law), 1992

    References And Reviews Received:
  54. Review of the Book, The Laws of Maintenance by Prof. N.R.Madhava Menon in The Hindu, January 2004.
  55. Pustak Parichoy, Ananda Bazar Patrika, 09-03-96.
  56. Book Reviewed, AIR 1995 Jour 141. Review of Hindu Marrige : A Critique Book Review, J. Indian Authrop.Soc.31:201-204 (1994).
  57. Reference to the Speech Indian Bar Review, Vol.18(3&4): Indian Bar Review, Special Issue on Uniform Civil Code.