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Sudhir Krishnaswamy ─ India's Republican Constitution: Locating Directive Principles of State Policy

Friday, November 15, 2013

2:30 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum

Reception to follow.

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Sudhir Krishnaswamy is Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Visiting Professor of Indian Constitutional Law at Columbia University.

Sudhir Krishnaswamy is on the faculty of Azim Premji University. Perviously he was a professor of law at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata India, where he taught constitutional law and jurisprudence. He studied law at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore (B.A., LL.B. 1998) and the University of Oxford (BCL 2000 and D.Phil. 2008). Previously, he taught at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore and Pembroke College, University of Oxford. He has engaged with the government at various levels, including the Prime Minister’s Committee on Infrastructure and the Kasturirangan Committee on Bangalore’s Governance.

Krishnaswamy has published widely in various academic and non-academic journals and newspapers. His book Democracy and Constitutionalism in India was published by OUP in 2009. His research interests include constitutional law, administrative law, and intellectual property law, as well as reform of the legal system, legal profession, and legal education in India.

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