Anurag Bhaskar

Research Visitor Michaelmas Term 2022


Anurag Bhaskar is an Assistant Professor at Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat. He is also an Affiliate Faculty at Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession, USA, and Indian Institute of Dalit Studies, Delhi. 

Anurag pursued his LL.M. from Harvard Law School (2018-19) and B.A. LL.B. (2012-17) from RMLNLU, Lucknow. He has also clerked for Dr. Justice DY Chandrachud, Judge, Supreme Court of India, during 2017-18. 

Anurag is a recipient of the Bluestone Rising Scholar Award 2021 conferred by Brandeis University, USA for his paper on understanding the founding and the evolution of the Indian Constitution through an anti-caste lens. His areas of interest include constitutional law, social justice, affirmative action, and democracy. 

He is one of the founders of CEDE, an organisation working towards increasing representation in the legal profession and the judiciary in India. Anurag has also co-authored a report for the American Bar Association on the experiences of Dalits in the Indian legal profession and the judiciary.  

As an Indian Equality Law Fellow, Anurag will be examining the role of the Indian Supreme Court in the rights-based progress achieved by the caste marginalized and indigenous communities in India. The scope of his paper includes a comparison of the jurisprudence of the Court on this issue with the demands of the mentioned communities asserted through their socio-political democratic mobilisation. The aim of the research is to highlight an alternate account of the equal discourse - one that emphasizes the impact of socio-political movements in advancing the equality doctrine.