Mr Javed Wani

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Personal profile

The title of my PhD thesis is Decolonizing Public Order: Law and Emergency in India, 1915-1955. My thesis offers a comparative analysis of the politics of 'public order' laws by examining case studies from the late colonial and early postcolonial India.

I hold a PG Diploma in Conflict Analysis and Peace Building from Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. Also, I hold a Masters and an M.Phil. in Political Science from the Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. I have taught courses in Political Theory, and Modern Indian Political Thought, at the Department of Political Science, Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi as a guest lecturer (2011-2012).



I teach on the following units:

Masters course (2014 - present)

  • HS540 History Past and Present: Definitiions, Concepts and Approaches

Undergraduate Course (2015 - present)

  • HS1113 From Mao to Mandela: Twentieth-Century Leaders in the Non-Western World
  • HS2240 Mutiny to Modi: the Indian subcontinent from 19th century to the present


Research interests

I am interested in History(ies), Culture(s) & Politics of South Aisa, particularly India. My broad research interests are around issues pertaining to the nature of State, operations of Ideology, terrains of violence and configurations of resistance. Currently interested in issues such as 'law making and law enforcing', 'governmentality', 'surveillance' and 'state of exception'.

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