The Lawctopus Law School Book Club is now live!
We have more than 300 members as of now (and a growing waitlist). The book which we are reading from in the first month is A People’s Constitution by Rohit De.
Rohit De’s book traces how the Constitution impacted the lives of ordinary people and how in turn was also shaped by it. A dominant narrative is how the Constitution and Supreme Court were elite institutions that were not accessible to the common public until the 1970s, after which it became the ‘Supreme Court of Indians’ from the ‘Supreme Court of India’, as per Upendra Baxi. Rohit De’s book argues against it and provides instances of how the Court was accessed by the ordinary people during the initial post Independence years, because of the Constitution.
Our first meeting was on January 31. We had an ice-breaking session where people got to know each other through activities and games. After that, we discussed the first two chapters of the books- summarizing them and discussing the themes that come out of them.
On February 15, we have a discussion session with Dr. Rohit De. This will be a great opportunity for people to interact with him, and get his perspective on the book.
If you wish to join the Book Club, fill the form here. We will get back to you soon.
The idea behind the book club is to have a community that drives you to learn, read and think more. It is also a safe space for you to talk, discuss and grow. Being with a set of peers with a common interest is a great way to aid your learning.
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