I graduated from law school in 1982, joined the bar in Delhi, India. I continue to
practice there. I balance my time between practice and research and writing. 

Articles

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Paradigm of Impunity: Two Months in the Life of the 20 Grenadiers, Economic and Political Weekly (2007)

This Article is extracted from my larger report on the anatomy of State impunity in...

 

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Bandipora Redux: A Tale From Two Insurgencies, Tehelka (2004)

This artixcle is based upon my work on State impunity in the context of the...

 

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STATE REPRESSION: Behind the Mask of Democracy ..., Combat Law (2002)

There has never been a satisfactory solution to the problem of handling / controlling political...

 

Books

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In Search of Vanished Blood (2008)

Deaths in custody/ disappearance from custody are endemic in India and, have been so throughout...

 

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A Report on The Working of the writ of Habeas Corpus in Kashmir: 1990 - 2005 (Chapter-I, Introduction) (2007)

This report is the first part of a two part study on the functioning of...

 

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A Report on the Working of the writ of Habeas Corpus in Kashmir: 1990 – 2005 (Chapter-II, Methodology) (2007)

This report is the first part of a two part study on the functioning of...

 

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A Report on the Working of the writ of Habeas Corpus in Kashmir: 1990 – 2005 (Chapter-III, The Arrest) (2007)

This report is the first part of a two part study on the functioning of...

 

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A Report on the Working of the writ of Habeas Corpus in Kashmir: 1990 – 2005 (Chapter-IV, The Petitions) (2007)

This report is the first part of a two part study on the functioning of...

 

Contributions to Books

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Trivialising Justice: Reservation Under The Rule Of Law, The State of Justice in India : Volume - II; Justice and Law: The Limits of the Deliverables of Law (2009)

The idea for the paper was born out of a consultation called by the Calcutta...

 

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Law's Autonomy, Autonomy, Beyond Kant And Hermenutics (2007)

Like entropy, autonomy exists. As such, the existence of autonomy does not need any law...

 

Unpublished Papers

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Isn’t it Amazing We Survived? Or It’s Not Over Yet, Shorts (2011)

An attempt to understand the world as it is

 

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Maya, Shorts (2011)

A short take on the remarkable notion of Maya

 

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On Precision or The Importance of Riyaz, Shorts (2011)

In an attempt to understand harmony

 

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ON THE IMPORTANCE OF TOURISM OR ABOUT WINNERS AND LOSERS (2011)

Tourism serves not only to edify and titillate and entertain, it also serves to assuage...

 

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Colonised Epistemologies, Unpublished Papers (2008)

A polemical piece

 

Other

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The Case of Abdul Gani Najar (2007)

The case discussed here is part of the Kashmir report. I have pasted it here...

 

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The Case of Ghulam Qadir Pandith (2007)

The case discussed here is part of the Kashmir report. I have pasted it here...

 

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The Case of Khizir Mohammad Bhat (2007)

The case discussed here is part of the Kashmir report. I have pasted it here...

 

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The Case of Nazir Gojar (2007)

The case discussed here is part of the Kashmir report. I have pasted it here...