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
Aug 01, 2011
Aug 01, 2010
Apr 01, 2010
Jun 01, 2009
Imran Khan’s attempted arrest, UN appeal for Afghanistan aid, a graphic novel on Naga repatriation and more
March - Updates and analysis from around the region
A disappeared Maldivian journalist’s family still waits for closure
Eight years after he vanished, and despite an official report pointing to his abduction and murder, Ahmed Rilwan is yet to be declared dead, and powerful officials allegedly linked to the killers evade justice
Punjab’s battles over Bhagat Singh
Controversies over the anti-colonial revolutionary expose Punjab’s political fissures, with the farmers’ protest movement, Communists, Khalistanis, the AAP and other parties all having staked their own claims
Tehreek-i-Taliban is making its way back in Pakistan
Tehreek-i-Taliban’s resurgence reveals the failure of the Pakistan government’s anti-terror policy and its ambivalent, contradictory relationship with Islamist militant groups