Vidhi invites you to a talk by Vikram Raghavan on “George Gadbois and the Judges of the Supreme Court of India”. Using photographs and archival documents, the talk will focus on the work of George Gadbois, an American political scientist who has spent over half a century studying the Indian judiciary. Gadbois authored Judges of the Supreme Court of India, a widely-consulted book now in its fifth printing. The book relies on several decades of research including exclusive interviews with retired justices, their close relatives, and members of the bar. Drawing insights from Gadbois’ work, the talk will provide perspective on socio-economic contexts that shaped the judges and their interpretations.
Mr. Raghavan trained as a lawyer in India and the United States. He created and contributes to a blog called Law and Other Things and writes occasional pieces for the Economic and Political Weekly. Mr. Raghavan has authored a book titled ‘Communications Law in India’ (LexisNexis 2006) and co-edited a volume of essays titled ‘Comparative Constitutionalism in South Asia’ (Oxford University Press 2013). He is presently working on a narrative account about how India became a constitutional republic in 1950.
The talk shall take place on January 14, 2016 at India International Centre Annexe, New Delhi (Lecture Hall II) at 6 p.m. Tea will be served from 5:30 p.m. Do register here.