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

Southasiasphere: ISSUE #2

The long walk home for migrants, tech and surveillance in the time of COVID-19, pardoning a convicted army officer, and more.

Prisoners in a pandemic

COVID-19 reveals structural and systemic inequalities in Sri Lanka’s prison system.

Doctors without armour

Working without protective gear during the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare workers in Pakistan say they are on a suicide mission.

COVID-19: Southasian states of emergency

A legal analysis of the origins and possible impacts of emergency law.