Aishwarya Pandit

Assistant Professor, Jindal Global Law School 

B.A. (Hons.) History (University of Delhi); Masters in History of International Relations (LSE, London); Ph.D. in History (University of Cambridge)

Aishwarya graduated with a first class BA (Hons) History, from Miranda House University of Delhi in 2008 and pursued a Master’s degree in the History of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science, London in (2008-2009). She joined University of Cambridge in 2010 and finished her PhD in 2015 on the topic “From United Provinces to Uttar Pradesh- Heartland Politics 1947-1970”. Her thesis explored the politics of Uttar Pradesh after partition with the focus on centre-province relations. She also looks at the question of waqf and property in UP after partition with a focus on new laws drafted by the state and its impact on Muslim society and politics. Her current project explores the issue of waqf and evacuee property in detail especially the change in property laws in the 1970s and 1980s. She has taught two courses as a Visiting Faculty at the Indian Institute of Management, Indore in 2016-2017. She is also a guest columnist for The Sunday Guardian Newspaper. She is currently working on her book based on her dissertation.