Nandini Ramachandran

I’m a doctoral candidate in anthropology at the CUNY Graduate Center, currently writing my dissertation after completing two years of fieldwork in Shillong, Meghalaya. I’m also a lapsed lawyer and occasional critic. Samples of my published writing can be found on the Essays page, and you can subscribe to my newsletter at tinyletter/chaosbogey.

My thesis is a constitutional ethnography that focuses on the Sixth Schedule of the Indian Constitution. It discusses the relationship between law, identity, and daily life in postcolonial India with a particular emphasis on political belonging, customary law, criminal jurisprudence, and the conceptual history of the “tribe” within and beyond anthropology. 

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Header image by Giovanni Antonio Cavazzi, 1678.