Dr. Sanjay Jain’s Profile


Dr. Sanjay Jain is Associate Professor at the ILS Law College, Pune and also coordinates the Centre for Public Law. Having 100% loss of sight in both the eyes by birth, he scaled academic excellence through his doctorate thesis was on Feminism and Constitutional Law. He has the teaching experience of 17 years. He has received a number of awards including, the ‘Most Efficient Disabled Employee’ National Award at the auspicious hands of the then President of India Hon’ble Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in 2004.

He has published five books and a number of Articles in Books and various Journals. The most significant among his books is Basic Structure  Constitutionalism – Revisiting Kesavanada Bharati (co-edit 2011). He is a ‘disability rights activists’ In September, 2014, the Centre for Public Law organized a national consultation, ‘Revisiting Freedom of Religion and Personal Laws  from Liberty and Equality Perspectives’

Publications by Dr. Sanjay Jain

“Public law foundation of the doctrine of legitimate expectations in India”

This article examine the scope of the Doctrine of Legitimate Expectations in India.

National Treatment Obligation under Article 3 of GATT Vis-À-Vis Indian Constitution’,

Apr 2019   M. P. Singh Ed. “Open Markets, Free Trade and Sustainable Development: Perspectives from EU and India” Springer

Examines National treatment obligation under GATT , against the backdrop of Indian Constitutional attack

President of India: People’s President than a Figurehead

Mar 2019   Constitutional Government and Democracy in India Ed. Abhay Singh and Krishna Murari

The chapter is full of interesting information about the Cosntitutonal Position of Presodent of India.

न्यायालयीन सक्रियता न्यायाधीशांच्या नेमणुका

Jan 26, 2019   लीगल पोस्ट जर्नल

Article deals with the new Constitutional procedure about the appointment of supreme Court and High court judges.

Enabling the information Communication Technology, Constitutionalizing the right of Accessibility of Disabled Persons in India

Jan 19, 2019   Bangalore university Law Journal

It deals with accessibility in Information technology of PWDs in India.

National Treatment Obligation under Article 3 of GATT Vis-À-Vis Indian Constitution

2019   Springer

President of India: People’s President than a Figurehead

2019   Pearson India

Judicial systems during the Moghals, Provincial Legal systems: The Marathas

Nov 2016   Honorable Justice S A Bobde et al. Ed. “Courts of India Past to present” Ministry of information and broadcasting, Government of India.

one of the primary authors in this project and has analysed Maratha regime judicial system during Mughal Era.

“ICT Access, Disability Human Rights, and Social inclusion in India

Nov 2016   Disability, Human Rights, and Information Technology Edited by Jonathan Lazar and Michael Ashley Stein University of Pennsylvania Press-

Article makes a case for the enhancement of Web Accessibility and Accessibility in banks, equipments like television, film etc. for Disabled.

Disability Rights at a Crossroads: Reflections on Evolution of Public Law of Physical and Mental Disability”

Oct 2016   Indian Yearbook of Comparative Law Indian Yearbook of Comparative Law

Chapter raises the pitch to the recognise the field of Disbaility rights as part of public alw and also adopts the compartive law.

Contesting Abelist Constitutionalism : Some reflections

Sep 9, 2016   PG Dept. Law, RSTM Nagpur University, Nagpur

Article discusses Abelism, a thought process of the mainstream society to isolate and alienate the disabled.

Disability Rights at a Crossroads: Reflections on Evolution of Public Law of Physical and Mental Disability

2016   Oxford University Press

Judicial systems during the Moghals, Provincial Legal systems: The Marathas

2016   Ministry of information and broadcasting, Government of India

“Combating in-Service Gender Discrimination: some critical reflections

Feb 10, 2015   Legal News and Views

article throws light on constitutional regime pertaining to gender discrimination in employed. the author has critiqued the law from the perspective of feminism.

“fair sex and unfair treatment: some reflections on constitutional design and institutional response with reference to India

Sep 2014   “Feminism in the subcontinent and beyond-challenging laws and changing laws’ Ed. Jaya Sagade, Vedna Jivan and Christine Forster EBC lucknow

I coauthor this article with Prof Dr Deshpande. It enquires into Constitutional design and regime for the enforcement of Gender equaltiy in India.

“Plea bargaining : a recipe for criminal justice reform or step towards commoditization of justice in India”

Apr 2014   Fiat Justitia let justice be done…

Critically examines the recently introduced doctrine of plea bargaining in India.

“Some reflections on Disability based discrimination and denial of Reasonable accommodation to Persons with Disability in employment’

Aug 2013   Gender, Human Rights and Law

Article critiques the ineffective implemnetation of Prinicple of reasonable accommodation in India.

Interpreting the interpreted –some reflections on text and context of sections 494-498A and 304 B of IPC

Nov 2012   Dialectics and dynamic of Human rights ‘ Ed. Dr. Annie John, Asia Law House Hyderabad

Article engages with judicial exposition of Sections 494-498A and 304 of Indian Penal code in the light of recent trends in India.

‘Fundamental rights under Constitution of India in flux; critical reflections on Doctrine of Unenumerated rights’

Oct 2011   ILS Law Review

It takes the issue of Judicially evolved unenumerted fundamental rights in India with comparative perspective.

Basic Structure Constitutionalism: Revisiting Kesavananda Bharati”

Aug 2011   Eastern Books publicaiton ltd.

This book is co-edited by me with Ms. Sathya Narayan as well as I have coauthoredChapters 10-12 with her and 2-7 and 9 with the studnets in Part one . I am sole author of three chapters. Chapter one is an introduction, Chapter 23 makes a case for recognition of principle of gender Equality as part of basic struture of Constitution of India, Chapters 2-12 are primers on all elelvan judgements in Kesavanand bharti case in plain english language covering about 100 pages. There is no other work in India or abroad dedicating seperate chapters to all elevan judgements in this monumental case. Part one of this book is an example of teacher- student engagement in earnest legal research.
part two of this book has two memoirs and Part three is collection of research Articles on basic struture by scholars.

“Taking Women seriously- An introspection on law’s engagement with evil of Dowry’

Jul 2009   Family violence and Human rights, Edited by Swati Shirwadkar, Rawat Publications

Article investigates the Dowry prohibition Act from the lens of Feminsim.

Marathi Book on the theme of “Laws relating to women

Sep 2006   Govt of Maharashtra , YASHDA pune

It is a summary of all the laws relating to women in India in Marathi langaue . the book was speciilly designed as the tool kit of Anganwadi Workers at village level.

A book on Human Rights: implementation and monitoring Institutions”

Apr 2006   YCMOU Nasik

It’s a text book on human rights published by open university at Nasik and project of Commonwealth human rights project.