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


  • “Defending Digital Liberties: Changing Contours of an Old New Activism”, Economic and Political Weekly, https://www.epw.in/engage/article/defending-digital-liberties-changing-c... 2022
  • “Defending the People” Seminar, Vol 756, August 2022, pp.52-57. https://www.india-seminar.com/2022/756/756-09%20ANKITA%20PANDEY.htm2021
  • “Movement Allies: Towards an Analytical Re-classification of Civil Rights Groups in India,” Oxford Development Studies, vol 50, Issue 2, pp.114-125. https://doi.org/10.1080/13600818.2021.1982885 2021
  • “Left turn to Legalism: Fact-Finding Inquiries as Political Critique in 1970s India”, Volume 42, Issue 3, Third World Quarterly, DOI: 10.1080/01436597.2020.1851595. 2013
  • “Samkaaleen Bhaarat Mein Naagrikta ka Maanchitra” [Hindi] Mapping Citizenship in Contemporary India, Pratimaan, vol. 1, issue 1, Jan-June, pp.285-302. 2008 “Foregrounding Duties: Gandhi’s Notion of the Self and Citizen,” Gandhi Marg, vol. 30, no. 3, Oct-Dec, pp.371-89.


Book Chapters


  • “The Quest for Civil Liberties in India,” The Cambridge Companion to Indian Politics and Society. (Forthcoming, accepted for publication after peer review)


  • 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.


Other Publications