Age: 29
Home Town: Mumbai, Maharashtra
Education: LL.M. (Harvard Law School), B.A. and LL.B. (West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences)
Specific Field Interests: Law, Tribal Rights and History
Placement: Bhasha Sanshodhan Prakashan Kendra, Tejgadh, Gujarat
Area of Focus: Education

Highlights: Nishant graduated from West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences in Kolkata in 2011 and received his LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School. He clerked with the Supreme Court of India and later litigated a diverse range of cases in and around New Delhi with a litigation chamber. His most recent engagement was with the Centre on the Death Penalty at the National Law University, Delhi where he was one of the founding members and assisted inmates sentenced to death secure legal representation. At Harvard Law School, Nishant wrote about the impact of colonialism on tribal groups in India and pursued diverse interests ranging from natural resource issues, law and neuroscience, food law and criminal justice policy. He frequently writes about criminal justice issues in academic and popular publications. Through the AIF Clinton Fellowship, Nishant will be working on issues related to de-notified "criminal" tribes in India and hopes to better understand the law's impact on the lives of marginalized peoples.

Posts by Nishant.Gokhale


Thinking about the Future by Looking at the Past: Travels to South Gujarat

At the start of this Fellowship year, I hardly anticipated that I would be speaking […]


From Cambridge to Cambridge Via Tejgadh

Time and distance are relative. The importance of this statement cannot perhaps be overemphasized when […]


Any Given Monday: Tejgadh’s Weekly Haat

It’s not often that I look forward to Mondays. In Tejgadh, where I am placed […]


Bal Utsav at the Adivasi Academy

In early March this year, the first Bal Utsav or Childrens’ Fair was organized at […]


Shades of Summer at the Adivasi Academy, Tejgadh

“Have you ever burnt your hand on a mango?” Although it was meant to be […]


Koraj Pahadi: A Little Hill of Great Importance

Like waves violently crashing against a trembling shoreline, no…., a discontented writer crumpling papers maybe… […]


Leaves from a Rural Library

Few writings about libraries would start with a monkey. A monkey bounding through a library […]


The Joys of Getting to Work Early

I hardly thought I would be saying this. Having lived and worked in New Delhi […]

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