February 2021- August 2022
I did my Masters degree in Law, Politics, and Society from Ambedkar University, Delhi. With a background in journalism, I am interested in exploring the intersection of media and law. During my post graduation, I worked on affective terror trials and produced a dissertation entitled “Making of a ‘terror trial’: The affected judgment and its exceptions” Pursuing my interest in Media Trials I worked at the Sarai Programme of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi (CSDS) as a researcher from October 2021 to December 2021 funded by the M.S. Merian – R. Tagore International Centre of Advanced Studies ‘Metamorphoses of the Political’ (ICAS:MP) on the project “Media Trials and Scandal”. My project sought to look at the phenomenon of the Media Trial through four important cases Tarakeshwar case, Bawla murder case, Nanavati murder case, and the Gandhi murder trial. My reading of the first three cases explore the theme of scandal and the media trial. In my notes I have attempted to provide a sense of the media ecology around these trials and their afterlife. I have looked at popular magazines, newspapers, official documents, and novels. Following this I took up my current role as an Academic Fellow at the National Law University, Delhi.