Dr Ankita Pandey

Research Interests


  • Social movement politics
  • legal mobilisation
  • civil rights activism
  • citizenship as a practice
  • democratization of legal aid in India

Journal Articles

2021 “Movement allies: towards an analytical re-classification of civil rights groups in India",
Oxford Development Studies.

2021  “Left turn to Legalism: Fact-Finding Inquiries as Political Critique in 1970s India”, Third World Quarterly, 

2013  “Samkaaleen Bhaarat Mein Naagrikta ka Maanchitra” [Hindi] Mapping Citizenship in Contemporary India,  Pratimaan, vol. 1, issue 1, January-June, pp.285-302.

2008   “Foregrounding Duties: Gandhi’s Notion of the Self and Citizen”, Gandhi Marg, vol. 30, no. 3, October-December, pp.371-89.

Op-ed in Newspaper

2021 “Facts about Fact-finding” in the Indian Express, May 21st.

Book Chapters

2020   Co-authored, “Parwaaz: Reflections of Independent Gender-based Activism in Campus”, in JNU Stories: The First Fifty Years, ed. by Neeladri Bhattacharya, Kunal Chakrabarti, S. Gunasekaran, Janaki Nair, Joy L. K. Pachuau, New Delhi, Aleph Book Company, 2020. pp 316-326.

Online Essays

2020 “Keeping India’s Universities for the Rich”, Jacobin Magazine, 21/01/2020 available here.