Madhav Khosla is a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows. He 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. Khosla’s interests range across the fields of public law and political theory, and much of his work is on the theory and practice of constitutionalism under conditions of rapid democratization, weak state capacity, and low levels of socio-economic development.
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); The Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution (ed. with Sujit Choudhry and Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Oxford University Press 2016); and Regulation in India: Design, Capacity, Performance (ed. with Devesh Kapur, Hart Publishing 2019). His current project, The Constitution of Democracy: India’s Founding Moment, is a study of India’s constitutional founding and is forthcoming from Harvard University Press. 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.