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A Zell Event Series Program: A Discussion with Pratap Mehta on Academic Freedom and Other Unfreedoms: India in Comparative Perspective

One of India’s finest scholars and public minds, Pratap Mehta is Laurence S. Rockefeller Professor for Distinguished Teaching at Princeton University. He was previously Vice-Chancellor of Ashoka University, and President of the Center for Policy Research in Delhi. He has previously held teaching positions at Harvard, Ashoka University, Jawaharlal Nehru University and NYU Law School. He has published widely in political theory, history of ideas, Indian constitutional law and politics in India. He is the author of The Burden of Democracy (Penguin 2003) and has produced several edited volumes. He is (most recently) co-editor, with Madhav Khosla and Sujit Choudhry, of the Oxford Handbook to the Indian Constitution. His forthcoming work looks at the philosophical ideas about religion in 20th century India. He is also a fellow of the British Academy and SSRC Fellow for 2020.