Who is in Justice: Caste, Religion and Gender in the Courts of Bihar over a Decade

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2009 - 2019


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This paper uses a novel dataset of more than one million cases filed at the Patna high court between 2009 and 2019 together with a variety of supplementary data to analyze the role of religion, caste and gender in the high court of Bihar. The analysis finds that the courts are not representative of the Bihari population.


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