Oishik Sircar, Professor, Jindal Global Law School
Faizan Jawed Siddiqi, Lecturer, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT
Mini Saxena, Lawyer; Harvard Law School LLM Candidate, ’22
Durba Mitra, Assistant Professor of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Harvard University; Carol K. Pforzheimer Assistant Professor, Radcliffe Institute
Oishik Sircar’s latest book delves into the patterns of law and violence through the cultural imaginaries of justice, marked by the combined rise of neoliberalism and Hindutva, arguing that legal imagination in India does not only emanate from courtrooms, legislations and judgments, but is also lived in the practices of ordinary disobediences and everyday failures. Sircar suggests that it is only when law can be re-imagined as such, that the violence at the foundations of state law can be unsettled.