Rohit De is lawyer and an Assistant Professor of History at Yale University. His book A People’s Constitution: The Everyday Life of Law in the Indian Republic (2018) explores how the Indian constitution, despite its elite authorship and alien antecedents, came to permeate everyday life and imagination in India during its transition from a colonial state to a democratic republic. Prior to Yale, he was a Mellon Research Fellow at the Centre for History and Economics at the University of Cambridge. He has worked with Chief Justice K.G Balakrishnan of the Supreme Court of India and on constitutional reform projects in Sri Lanka and Nepal. He is currently researching a history of civil liberties lawyering in post war Asia and Africa.