Indian legal scholar to lecture on affirmative action
Dr. Suresh Mane, Professor Emeritus of Law, University of Mumbai; and National General Secretary of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) will present a lecture titled “Constitutional Framework and Affirmative Action Policy in India” Friday, November 18 at 4:00 p.m. at India House, 825 East Eighth Street, Bloomington.
Dr. Mane holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Law & Constitutional Law and a Doctorate Degree in Constitutional Law from University of Mumbai. He was a professor and Head of Department of Law at the University of Mumbai until March 31, 2011. In his 25 year career as a law teacher, Dr. Mane authored more than ten books, seven monographs and fifty articles on a wide range of issues, such as, law, economics, politics, social history, human rights, social struggles and Indian Constitutional law. His important literary contributions include “Glimpses of Socio-Cultural Revolts in India” (2006), “Indian Constitutional Law: Dynamics and Challenges” (2007), “Crime Criminal Law & Criminology” (2008), “The Man Who Codified Indian Independence”(2010), “The Global Law” (edited-2011) and “A Paradigm Shift in Legal Education & Research” (edited-2011).
Dr. Mane is currently the managing partner of New Era Juris law firm and a socio-political activist. He has been the member of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) since its founding in 1984, and is presently the National General Secretary of the BSP. He has been in the forefront of labor and human rights movements in India. On this current tour through the United States, Dr. Mane will speak at Harvard University, Columbia University, Albany Law School, and the University of Pennsylvania.