Separation of Powers or Separated Powers? Judicial Discourse in Early Twentieth Century India

Cynthia Farid (SJD Candidate and Institute for Legal Studies Law and Society Graduate Fellow, University of Wisconsin Law School)

Thursday, April 06, 2017
Cynthia Farid’s talk examines early 20th century South Asian legal history, focusing on the judiciary and the role of legal elites in articulating ideas about constitutional reform. Through the institutional history of the judiciary, this project will trace the ways in which Indian legal elites profoundly shaped constitutionalism and tried to give social and cultural meaning to courts.This project investigates official discourse and debates on judicial independence in early 20th century India.