Areas of Interest & Expertise
- Law and violence
- Legal Documents and the Everyday State
- Critical Kashmir Studies
- Emergencies and Exceptional Jurisdictions
Shrimoyee is a lawyer and legal anthropologist, whose work focuses on questions of rights and justice, and the law’s relationship to everyday forms of subjectivity and violence. She has worked with local coalitions and organisations on a number of human rights documentation and litigation efforts in Kashmir, Mumbai and New Delhi. Her scholarly work has appeared in Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law, Contributions to Indian Sociology and other academic journals. She is a member of LASSNET (Law and Social Sciences Network), the Critical Kashmir Studies scholarly collective and the Kashmir Scholars Advocacy and Consultative Network (KSCAN). She has a B.A LLB (2003) from National Law School of India University, Bengaluru; a Masters in Research (2006) from Birbeck School of Law, London and a Ph D (2017) from the Centre for Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and has been the recipient of a Yale-Fox International Fellowship for her doctoral studies.
The Legal Life of Partition
This course centers the Partition as an entry point into questions of legal, political and social belonging and exclusion in South Asia.
Law and Social Transformation
The law as a key influence in shaping the social order and modern world.
Publications and Writing:
- Ghosh, S. N., & Duschinski, H. (2020). The grid of indefinite incarceration: Everyday legality and paperwork warfare in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Critique of Anthropology, 40(3), 364 – 384. https://doi.org/10.1177/0308275X20929393
- Ghosh, S. N. (2020, May 28). Crisis Constitutionalism, Permanent Emergency and the Amnesias of International Law in Jammu and Kashmir. TWAILR. https://twailr.com/crisis-constitutionalism-permanent-emergency-and-the-amnesias-of-international-law-in-jammu-and-kashmir/
- Ghosh, S. N. (2019). ‘Not worth the paper it’s written on’: Stamp paper documents and the life of law in India. Contributions to Indian Sociology, 53(1), 19 – 45. https://doi.org/10.1177/0069966718810566
- Duschinski, H., & Ghosh, S. N. (2017). Constituting the occupation: Preventive detention and permanent emergency in Kashmir. The Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law, 49(3), 314 – 337. https://doi.org/10.1080/07329113.2017.1347850