#CourtingHistory - India’s Colonial High Courts
by Dr. Rahela Khorakiwala
The three colonial high courts - Calcutta, Bombay and Madras - share a recurring historical tension between the Indian and British notions of justice. This is represented, in one way, through the images of law and justice in these courts. At our Online Talk #CourtingHistory, independent researcher Dr. Rahela Khorakiwala explores the judicial iconography of the three colonial high courts, and through anecdotes, highlights their relevance in the contemporary context.
Please note: The event link will be shared a couple of hours before the talk.
About the presenter
Dr. Rahela Khorakiwala completed her PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University and recently published her first book, titled From the Colonial to the Contemporary: Images, Iconography, Memories, and Performances of Law in India's High Courts. In the past, Rahela has worked with the law offices of Federal & Company, at the Max Planck Institute in Germany, the World Bank and the Ministry of External Affairs. At present, she is a Senior Resident Fellow at the Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy and leads their work in Maharashtra.