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Rajeev Dhavan

The writer is a senior advocate at the Supreme Court.

Madhav Khosla’s book on the Constitution engages with it as a pedagogical apparatus
Sun, May 10, 2020

India's Founding Moment: The Constitution of India's Most Surprising Democracy, Khosla's 'constructivist project' distances itself from 'contemporary constitutional theory'.

Morning Constitutionals
Sat, Mar 30, 2019

Nine judgements promise a great juristic future – unless mediocrity catches up with them.

My Lord’s not My Shepherd
Sat, Aug 25, 2018

Essays that underline Indian governance-democracy’s need for divine help in the face of multiple crises

With Due Process
Sat, Dec 16, 2017

Courtroom ‘astrology’, a game of Crinklelogy, and other memories of the finest researcher of the early history of South Asia’s judicial institutions

Rules of Engagement
Sat, Oct 28, 2017

A thought-provoking work which effectively analyses legal decisions, and contextualises how they’ve been conceived over time in India

Matters of Interest
Sat, Feb 04, 2017

The PIL has benefitted the bourgeoisie, lawyers and judges, apart from the poor for whom it was intended.

Handbook of the Indian Constitution review: A Site of Struggle
Sat, Jul 23, 2016

A fine collection of thoughtful essays on the Indian Constitution, but this is not a handbook as advertised

When Centre targets state
Tue, May 24, 2016

President’s Rule must be abolished. Uttarakhand developments show why.

Decode this: Delhi HC must explain Kanhaiya bail order
Mon, Mar 14, 2016

It seems to me that his surety, as indeed Kanhaiya himself, must wear a hypothetical intellectual dog collar of the mind.

Talkin’ About a Revolution
Sat, Feb 20, 2016

Gautam Bhatia interrogates, reviews and articulates with clarity the role of free speech in a democracy like India.

Unfree speech
Mon, Jan 04, 2016

Laws of defamation and contempt must be seen as lingering anachronisms.

The Law Must Take Its Course
Tue, Jul 07, 2015

A competent history of the judiciary in Bombay under British rule.

A Long Way To Go
Wed, Jul 01, 2015

Forget gay marriage. In India, the constitutional debate is stuck at the lowest rung.

Fine-tuning democracy
Sat, Mar 21, 2015

Law Commission report frames crucial issues but reaches hasty conclusions.

309 reasons why
Mon, Dec 15, 2014

Repeal of the inhuman provision criminalising suicide is long overdue

Supreme but fallible
Thu, Jan 14, 2010

If the Supreme Court wants the RTI Act changed,this has to be done by Parliament

What’s in an oath?
Thu, Nov 12, 2009

Linguistic choice is our constitutional right. No hoodlum can take that away....

The Brethren
Fri, Aug 28, 2009

There is a myth about the brotherhood of judges. In India,the higher brotherhood consists of high court and Supreme Court judges.

Attorney soldier
Mon, May 04, 2009

The Bofors controversy,that alleged that Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was part of a corrupt kickback deal,will not die down.