Episode 366: Arghya Sengupta and the Engine Room of Law

He’s been an important force in shaping legal policy over the last decade. He’s written an essential book on our constitution. He’s worked closely with government — but done so with a sense of public purpose. Arghya Sengupta joins Amit Varma in episode 366 of The Seen and the Unseen to talk about  his life, his work and his learnings.

Also check out
1. Arghya Sengupta on TwitterLinkedInTimes of India and Vidhi Center for Legal Policy.
2. The Colonial Constitution — Arghya Sengupta.
3. Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy.
4. Insiders and Outsiders — Amit Varma.
5. The Ideas of Our Constitution — Episode 164 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Madhav Khosla).
6. The First Assault on Our Constitution — Episode 194 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Tripurdaman Singh).
7. Murali Neelakantan Looks at the World — Episode 329 of The Seen and the Unseen.
8. Rahul Matthan Seeks the Protocol — Episode 360 of The Seen and the Unseen.
9. Apar Gupta Fights the Good Fight — Episode 353 of The Seen and the Unseen.
10.  The Life and Times of KP Krishnan — Episode 355 of The Seen and the Unseen.
11. Subhashish Bhadra on Our Dysfunctional State — Episode 333 of The Seen and the Unseen.
12. The Right to Property — Episode 26 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Shruti Rajagopalan).
13. Shruti Rajagopalan on our constitutional amendments.
14. ‘कोस-कोस पर बदले पानी, चार कोस पर वाणी।
15. Devangshu Datta Traded His Corduroy Pants — Episode 348 of The Seen and the Unseen.
16. Ao.
17. Enid BlytonFive Find-OutersThe Famous FiveBilly BunterJust WilliamHardy BoysThree Investigators and Jeffrey Archer.
18. Kane and Abel — Jeffrey Archer.
19. Bimbo — Jim Reeves.
20. Chandril Bhattacharya interviewed at Kolkata Literary Meet 2016. (Listen to him 5:40 onwards).
21. Chandrabindoo on Spotify and YouTube.
22. Rabindra Sangeet.
23. The Complete Adventures of Feluda — Satyajit Ray.
24. Chander Pahar (Bengali) — Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay.
25. Sonar Kella — Satyajit Ray.
26. Donoghue v Stevenson.
27. Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus — Ludwig Wittgenstein.
28. Law, Legislation and Liberty — Friedrich Hayek.
29. Nationalist Thought in a Colonial World — Partha Chatterjee.
30. The Truth Pill — Dinesh Thakur and Prashant Reddy.
31. Taxi No 9211 — Milan Luthria.
32. Kashmir and Article 370 — Episode 134 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Srinath Raghavan).
33. The Overton Window.
34. From Addict to Convict — Neha Singhal, Arpita Mitra and Kaushiki Sanyal. (Scroll down on the page for Punjabi version.)
35. Punjab’s drug menace: Secrecy renders women substance abusers ‘invisible’ — Neha Singhal & Sumathi Chandrashekaran.
36. End of Life Care in India: A Model Legal Framework 2.0 — Dhvani Mehta and Akshat Agarwal.
37. Gyan Prakash on the Emergency — Episode 103 of The Seen and the Unseen.
38. The Collected Writings and Speeches of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar.
39. Annihilation of Caste — BR Ambedkar.
40. Caste, Capitalism and Chandra Bhan Prasad — Episode 296 of The Seen and the Unseen.
41. Where Have All The Leaders Gone? — Amit Varma.
42. The Federalist Papers — Alexander Hamilton, John Jay and James Madison.
43. Marching For Salt (2015) — Amit Varma.
44. Two Concepts of Liberty — Isaiah Berlin.
45. Why Freedom Matters — Episode 10 of Everything is Everything.
46. Sandipto Dasgupta on the Anxious Administrator.
47. Fixing Indian Education — Episode 185 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Karthik Muralidharan).
48. Hind Swaraj — MK Gandhi.
49. Understanding Gandhi. Part 1: Mohandas — Episode 104 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Ram Guha).
50. Understanding Gandhi. Part 2: Mahatma — Episode 105 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Ram Guha).
51. Caged Tiger: How Too Much Government Is Holding Indians Back — Subhashish Bhadra.
52. Of Gods and Men — Xavier Beauvois.
53. Devi — Satyajit Ray.
54. Jalsaghar — Satyajit Ray.
55. Advaita on YouTube MusicYouTubeSpotifyInstagram and Twitter.
56. Junoon and Coke Studio Pakistan.
57. Now and Then — The Beatles.

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Episode art: ‘’The Engine Room of Law” by Simahina.