Professor Madhav Khosla

Madhav Khosla

  • Associate Professor of Law
Education

Ph.D., Harvard University, 2017
LL.M., Yale Law School, 2010
B.A, LL.B., National Law School, Bangalore, 2008

Areas of Specialty

Indian Constitutional Law
Comparative Constitutional Law

Madhav Khosla is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Ashoka University, the
Ambedkar Visiting Associate Professor of Law at Columbia University, and a Junior Fellow at
the Harvard Society of Fellows. He works across a range of themes in public law and political
theory. Much of his writing and research has been in comparative constitutional law, with a
focus on South Asia and India.

His books include India’s Founding Moment: The Constitution of a Most Surprising Democracy
(Harvard University Press 2020)
, The Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution (Oxford
University Press 2016) (ed. with Sujit Choudhry and Pratap Bhanu Mehta) and Unstable
Constitutionalism: Law and Politics in South Asia
(Cambridge University Press 2015) (ed. with
Mark Tushnet). In addition, Khosla’s writings have appeared in journals such as the American
Journal of Comparative Law and the International Journal of Constitutional Law
, as well as
popular forums like the Atlantic, Foreign Affairs, Los Angeles Review of Books, New York Times,
and Time.

Khosla studied political theory at Harvard University, where his dissertation was awarded the
Edward M. Chase Prize for “the best dissertation on a subject relating to the promotion of world
peace”, and law at Yale Law School and the National Law School of India University,
Bangalore. His work has been cited by courts in India and Pakistan.

Photo © Gauri Gill.

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