Academic Programmes

5-Year B.A., LL.B. (Hons.)



  • BA, LLB (Hons), National Law University Delhi (2013)
  • LLM, National Law University Delhi (2015)
  • BCL, University of Oxford (2016)
  • MPhil in Modern South Asian Studies, University of Cambridge (2017)
  • PhD in History and Political Thought, University of Cambridge (2022)


Salmoli has taught law, history, and politics at NLU Delhi and the University of Cambridge. Before embarking on an academic career, she practiced civil and commercial matters as a lawyer associated with Amarchand Mangaldas-Delhi (2013-14).

Salmoli recently completed her doctoral studies on the political thought of Rabindranath Tagore, modern India’s foremost poet-philosopher, at the Faculty of History in the University of Cambridge. In her thesis, she has reconstructed Tagore as an original thinker of selfhood, sovereignty, law, freedom and universality who remade the scope and terms of the political through his critical and creative engagement with religion, education, philosophy and aesthetics. Her areas of interest include constitutional theory, public law, intellectual history and global political thought.

Research Interests

Public law; constitutional theory; intellectual history; political thought


Journal publications:

  • Salmoli Choudhuri (2021). “Theology of the “Absent King” and the Possibility of Rabindranath Tagore’s Political Thought.” Political Theology, https://doi.org/10.1080/1462317X.2021.2017537.
  • Salmoli Choudhuri (2021). “Book Review: Imre Bangha (Ed.) Tagore. Beyond His Language.” South Asia Research Vol 41, No. 3: 440–43. https://doi.org/10.1177/02627280211034676.
  • Salmoli Choudhuri (2021). “Gender conflict over temple entry and the limits of legalizing identity politics in contemporary India.” Political Theology Network  (https://politicaltheology.com/gender-conflict-over-temple-entry-and-the-limits-of-legalizing-identity-politics-in-contemporary-india/) (co-authored).
  • Salmoli Choudhuri (2016). “Ambedkar’s Liberty Concept in Comparative Constitutional Thought.” Indian Yearbook of Comparative Law (Oxford University Press) (co-authored).
  • Salmoli Choudhuri (2023, forthcoming). “Sovereignty Before Law.” Global Intellectual History (co-authored).
  • Salmoli Choudhuri (2023, forthcoming). “Beyond Friend and Enemy: The Stranger as a Political Category in Colonial Modernity”, Indian Yearbook of Comparative Law (Springer) (co-authored).

Other publications:

Short legal and political commentaries published on online media: