Madhav Khosla is a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows. His interests primarily lie in questions at the intersection of comparative law and constitutional theory. Much of his prior work has been in public law in India (and, more broadly, in the South Asian region) and in Indian political and legal thought, and has focused on law and democratization under conditions of poverty, diversity, and poor state capacity. His 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). His 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.
His current work includes a book on the political thought of India's constitutional founding (under contract with Harvard University Press), a collection of essays on the Indian administrative and regulatory state (with Devesh Kapur, under contract with Hart Publishing), and a set of articles on legal reasoning, constitutionalism, and populism. Khosla studied political theory at Harvard University, where his dissertation was awarded the Edward M. Chase Prize for "the best dissertation on a subject relating to the promotion of world peace", and law at Yale Law School and the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. In 2016-17, he was the inaugural B. R. Ambedkar Academic Fellow at Columbia Law School.