7 May 2022

Join Executive Director Justin Reash in discussion with Mr. Ankit Malhotra, Mr. Gopal Subramanium, and Dr. Zareer Masani.

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About this event

Ankit Malhotra has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Relations from the Jindal School of International Affairs. During his Bachelor studies and ongoing studies of Law, he has written, published and spoken extensively on international relations and international law. He co-founded the Jindal Society of International Law which, under Malhotra’s leadership, has hosted international speakers from the International Law Commission, United Nations, Institute of International Law, World Bank and Hague Academy of International Law.

Mr Subramanium was the youngest lawyer to be designated a Senior Advocate by India’s Supreme Court and has appeared as lead counsel in a number of landmark cases. Between 2009 and 2011 he served as Solicitor General of India, and was presented with the National Law Day Award for Outstanding Jurist by the President of India in 2009. One of Mr Subramanium’s most important contributions to legislation in India was to improving India’s sexual violence laws. Mr Subramanium is a generous benefactor of the Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development. In 2018, he was elected as an Honorary Master of the Bench, the Honorable Society of Gray’s Inn and in 2019, Mr Subramanium was elected as a Foundation Fellow of Somerville, the College’s highest recognition for philanthropy.

Zareer Masani is the author of Macaulay: Britain’s Liberal Imperialist (Bodley Head, 2014). He has an Oxford history doctorate and is the author of three other historical books: Indira Gandhi: A Biography (Hamish Hamilton, 1975), Indian Tales of the Raj (BBC, 1987) and India from Raj to Rajiv (BBC, 1988). He has also written a widely acclaimed family memoir, And All Is Said: Memoir of a Home Divided (Penguin, 2013). Zareer spent two decades as a current affairs producer for the BBC and is now a freelance historian, journalist and broadcaster. He has presented and produced several documentaries for BBC Radio 4. Zareer’s particular areas of interest are UK race relations, British imperial history and the legacies of the Raj in India.

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