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Anuj Bhuwania

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Visiting Fellow
O.P. Jindal Global University
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Dr Anuj Bhuwania

Anuj Bhuwania is a Professor in the Law School at O.P. Jindal Global University in India.

He is currently the Smuts Visiting Research Fellow in Commonwealth Studies at Clare Hall, and has previously held teaching positions at South Asian University, New Delhi and at Ambedkar University Delhi.

Professor Bhuwania completed his BA, LLB (Hons) at the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru and an LLM from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, before completing his PhD at Columbia University, New York. He was a Senior Fellow at the M.S. Merian – R. Tagore International Centre of Advanced Studies ‘Metamorphoses of the Political’ (ICAS:MP) in 2021. He has also previously held visiting positions at the Centre for Modern Indian Studies, University of Gottingen, at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) and at the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance (CSLG) in Jawaharlal Nehru University. He is the author of ‘Courting the People: Public Interest Litigation in Post-Emergency India’ (Cambridge University Press 2017).

Select publications

  • Courting the People: Public Interest Litigation in Post-Emergency India, Cambridge University Press, Series: South Asia in The Social Sciences, 2017
  • “The Indian Supreme Court in the Modi era,” International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL-AIDC) Global Roundtable on ‘Democracy 2020: Assessing Constitutional Decay, Breakdown and Renewal Worldwide.’ 23 November 2020
  • “The case that felled a city: Examining the politics of Public Interest Litigation through one case,” SAMAJ: South Asia Multidisciplinary Academic Journal, 2018, Issue 17
  • “Public Interest Litigation as a Slum Demolition Machine,” Projections: MIT Journal of Planning, 12 (2016): 67-97.
  • “Courting the people: The rise of Public Interest Litigation in post-emergency India,” Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, 2014, Volume 34, No. 2: 314335
  • “Black Friday: Mediation and the Impossibility of Justice,” Centre for the Study of Law and Governance Working Paper Series, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 2012
  • ‘‘Very Wicked Children’: ‘Indian torture’ and the Madras Torture Commission Report of 1855”, Sur: International Journal on Human Rights, June 2009, Issue 10: 7-26
  • “The ‘law’ of the police,” The Sarai Reader: The Frontier, 2008: 134-143

Select awards

  • National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship for Law and Social Sciences 2009-10
  • Junior Research Fellowship, American Institute for Indian Studies, 2008-09
  • Faculty Fellowship, Columbia University, 2003-10
  • Felix Scholarship, SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), 2001-02

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