Peer-Reviewed Pieces

2016 ADM Jabalpur’s Antecedents: Political Emergencies, Civil Liberties and Arguments from Colonial Continuities in India, 31 (2) American University International Law Review (2016) [AUILR]

2013 ‘The Colonial Difference between Law and Fact: Notes on the Criminal Jury in India’, 50 (3) Indian Social and Economic History Review (2013) [Sage Publications]

2012 ‘We The People, Seamless Webs and Social Revolutions: Imagination and Expectation in the Constituent Assembly Debates of India’, 32(1) South Asia Research (2012) (reprinted in The Constituent Assembly Reader: Deliberations on Democracy (Udit Bhatia ed., Routledge Publishing, 2018) [Sage Publications]

2011 ‘Justice in her Infinite Variety’ (book review) Mithi Mukherjee, ‘India in the Shadows of Empire’ 8 Socio-Legal Review (2011)

2011 ‘Of Limited Suits and Limitless Legalities: Interpreting Legal Procedure in the Ayodhya Judgment’, 5 NUALS Law Journal (2011). [HeinOnline]

2011 ‘The Runaway Judgment: Law-as-Literature, Courtcraft and Constitutional Visions’, 3 Journal of Indian Law and Society (2011) [JILS]

Other Writing

2019 “Transit”, Invisible Histories (an account of the forgotten Dhanushkodi-Talaimannar ferry crossing across the India - Sri Lanka maritime boundary) here

2018 For an account of archival adventures in writing connected legal histories, see my post on the The Archives of Economic Life (Centre for History and Economics ) blog here.

2018 For a recent interview on my research on statelessness in South Asia with the POLIS project’s Suchitra Vijayan, see here.


Kilakkarai Harbor (2017). Photo by Kalyani Ramnath.

Kilakkarai Harbor (2017). Photo by Kalyani Ramnath.