Academic Work


Saxena, Saumya. Divorce and Democracy A History of Personal Law in Post-Independence India Cambridge University Press (Forthcoming, 2022).

Saxena, Saumya. Triple Talaq and the Public Life of Personal Law in Twenty-first Century India. Routledge (Forthcoming, 2023).


Commissions, Committees and Custodians of Muslim Personal Law in Post-Independence India.  Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2018) 38 (3): 423-438

‘Court’ing Hindu nationalism: law and the rise of modern Hindutva.’ Contemporary South Asia (2018): 1-22.

Reinvention of Communal Identities and Implications for Democracy.’ Economic & Political Weekly 34 (2013): 47.

Book Review ‘Human rights and state-enforced religious family laws in Israel, Egypt and India by Yuksel Sezgin.’ Jindal Global Law Review 1, no. 7 (2016): 113-116.

Nikah Halala: The petition, the promise, and the politics of personal law’ in Tanja Herklotz and Siddharth Peter De Souza (ed.) Mutinies for equality: contemporary developments in law and gender in India Oxford University Press 2021.

‘Policing Sati: Law, Order, and Spectacle in Post-independence India.’ Law and History Review (under review).

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