South Asia, 2013

sarathpillai@uchicago.edu


Master of Studies in Law (in progress) Yale Law School


Research Interests

British empire, law and imperialism, Indian princely states, princely state of Travancore, internationalism and self determination, decolonization and postcolonialism, and interwar and post–World War histories of federation and commonwealth

Dissertation

Decolonizing the Empire by Treaties: Travancore and the Federalist Alternative to the Nation-State in Late Colonial India

Publications

"Fragmenting the Nation: Divisible Sovereignty and Travancore's Quest for Federal Independence." Law and History Review 34, no. 3 (Aug. 2016): 743–82.
"Book Review: Harshan Kumarasingham, A Political Legacy of the British Empire: Power and the Parliamentary System in Post-colonial India and Sri Lanka." South Asia Research 35, no. 2 (July 2015): 272–76.
"Book Review: Caroline Keen, Princely India and the British: Political Development and the Operation of Empire." South Asia Research 34, no. 2 (July 2014): 183–86.
Book Review." Princely Modernity: A Mysorean Perspective," Economic and Political Weekly 48, no. 12 (Mar. 23, 2013): 33–36.
"Old Archival Laws, New Archives." Economic and Political Weekly 48, no.3 (Jan. 19, 2013): 20–22.
"Archives and Archival Consciousness: A Postcolonial Predicament." Economic and Political Weekly 47, no. 22 (June 2, 2012): 32–34.