. . . recently published in CRISSP (e.g., Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy), subscription-only link is here. The abstract:
"In the traditional Indian way of life, the social realm consisting of the joint family, the kinship network and the caste plays a dominant role, and colonises both the private and public spheres. This is challenged by the increasingly influential ideas of personal autonomy, equal citizenship and a democratically constituted public realm. The tension between the two provides a clue to much of contemporary Indian political life. India cannot successfully cope with it without redefining the boundaries between private and public spheres and developing appropriate norms for them. "