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

Jun 01, 2009

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Latest Articles

‘A picture of malicious intention’

On the Chinese embassy’s undiplomatic letter to a Nepali newspaper.

Between big data and big brother

Why the overwhelming control over data by governments and large corporations doesn’t bode well for democracy.

Second Class

Shortlisted in the Himal Short Story Competition 2019.