Madhav Khosla is a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows. He studied political theory at Harvard University, 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.


Khosla works on topics in public law and political theory. Much of his prior work has been in comparative constitutional law (with a particular focus on India and the South Asian region) and in Indian political thought and intellectual history. He is particularly interested in democratization under conditions of poverty, diversity, and poor state capacity – and in the impact this has for legal doctrine and constitutional theory. He is also interested in such themes in the context of the internet, new technologies, and evolving conceptions of democratic citizenship.


Khosla’s 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 book project - a study of the political thought of India's constitutional founding - is under contract with Harvard University Press.


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