Ronojoy Sen

Ronojoy Sen is senior research fellow of the Institute of South Asian Studies and the South Asian Studies Programme at the National University of Singapore. He is the author of Articles of Faith: Religion, Secularism, and the Indian Supreme Court (2010). In 2009, he was a Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy, in Washington, D.C.

July 2017, Volume 28, Issue 3

India’s Democracy at 70: The Disputed Role of the Courts

Read the full essay here. India’s Supreme Court has played the role of a countermajoritarian check but has also flirted with populism. This essay examines three aspects of India’s higher judiciary: the struggle between the judiciary and the other branches over “custody” of the Constitution; the question of judicial independence and who has the right…