Dr. Oishik Sircar

Visiting Faculty




PhD (Melbourne), LLM (Toronto), BSL LLB (Pune)


Critical Jurisprudence, Postcolonial Feminism, Queer Theory, Critical Pedagogy


Violent Modernities: Cultural Lives of Law in the New India (Oxford University Press 2020)
Oishik Sircar and Dipika Jain (eds) New Intimacies/ Old Desires: Law, Culture and Queer Politics in Neoliberal Times (Zubaan 2017)
“New Queer Politics in the New India: Notes on Stuckness and Failure in a Negative Moment,” XI Unbound: Harvard Journal of the Legal Left (January 2017), 1-3
“Bollywood’s Law: Collective Memory and Cinematic Justice in the New India,” 12 No Foundations: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Law and Justice (June 2015), 94-135
“Doing and Undoing Feminism: A Jurisdictional Journey,” L: 12 Economic and Political Weekly (May 2015), 44-47
Debolina Dutta and Oishik Sircar, “India’s Winter of Discontent: Some Feminist Dilemmas in the Wake of a Rape,” 39: 1 Feminist Studies (May 2013), 293-306
“Spectacles of Emancipation: Reading Rights Differently in India’s Legal Discourse,” 49: 3 Osgoode Hall Law Journal (December 2012), 527-573
Oishik Sircar and Debolina Dutta, “Beyond Compassion: Children of Sex Workers in Kolkata’s Sonagachi,” 18: 3 Childhood: A Journal of Global Child Research (August 2011), 333-349
“A Minor Jurisprudence of Pathos: Upendra Baxi as Teacher and Writer,” in Salman Khurshid et al (eds.) Judicial Review: Process, Power and Problems: A festschrift for Upendra Baxi (Cambridge University Press, 2019), 202-224
“Gujarat 2002: Refracted Memories, Inadequate Images,” in Satvinder S. Juss (Ed.) Human Rights in India (Routledge, 2019), 125-151
“Doing and Undoing Feminism: A Jurisdictional Journey,” in Romit Chowdhury and Zaid Al Baset (eds.) Men and Feminism in India (Routledge, 2018), 73-100
Debolina Dutta and Oishik Sircar, “Notes on Unlearning: Our Feminisms, Their Childhoods,” in Rachel Rosen and Katherine Twamley (eds.) Feminism and the Politics of Childhood: Friends or Foes? (UCL Press, 2018), 75-81
“The Fallacy of Equality: ‘Anti-Citizens, Sexual Justice and the Law in India,” in Ranabir Samaddar (Ed.) State of Justice in India (Sage, 2009), 210-250
“Can the Women Flee? Gender-based Persecution, Forced Migration and Asylum Law in South Asia,” in Navnita Chaddha Behera (Ed.) Gender, Conflict and Migration (Sage, 2006), 255-273