I’m the inaugural B. R. Ambedkar Academic Fellow at Columbia Law School and a Ph.D. candidate in political theory at Harvard University. Prior to Harvard, I studied law at Yale Law School and the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. Beginning Fall 2017, I will be a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows.

I work on topics in modern Indian political thought and intellectual history, and in Indian and comparative constitutional law. I’m also interested in a variety of concerns in contemporary political and legal theory, including modernity and the private sphere, in the history of philosophy, and in music. 

My books include The Indian Constitution (Oxford University Press 2012); Letters for a Nation: From Jawaharlal Nehru to His Chief Ministers (ed., Penguin Allen Lane 2014); Unstable Constitutionalism: Law and Politics in South Asia (ed. with Mark Tushnet, Cambridge University Press 2015); and The Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution (ed. with Sujit Choudhry and Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Oxford University Press 2016). My writing has also appeared in journals such as the American Journal of Comparative Law and the International Journal of Constitutional Law as well as in several edited collections and popular forums. My current book project is the political thought of India’s constitutional founding.

Email: madhavkhosla@fas.harvard.edu
Twitter: M_Khosla