Rakesh Shukla

Rakesh Shukla has more than three decades of engagement with law, constitutional jurisprudence, human rights and justice, along with training and practice in psychodynamic therapy. Explorations in the interface of law, social movements for change, and psychoanalysis are the major areas of his work.

The Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid imbroglio

Dispute, legal journey and the Supreme Court judgement.

Nov 25, 2019

How hate works

A new book profiles individuals who participated in the 2002 anti-Muslim Gujarat pogroms.

Jul 05, 2019

Judging the judiciary

India’s Supreme Court in the age of neoliberalism.

Jan 21, 2015

Agent provocateur par excellence

Ashis Nandy’s new book explores Indian narcissism, patriotism and nationalism.

Dec 04, 2013

The life and death of a surrendered militant

The secret hanging of Afzal Guru is another blot on India's political class and national consciousness.

Feb 20, 2013

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Latest Articles

Re-centring the fold

A tongue-in-cheek exploration of fashion magazines in India.

Pakistan’s fake-degree problem, India-Bangladesh trade stalemate and more

Southasiasphere: Issue #9 - Updates and analysis from around the region.

The caste of Karnatic music

An untold history of mrdangam makers.

Do Black lives matter to Southasians?

An account of Black-Southasian relations in modern history.