ANR Programme 2009-2013
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A Joint Programme on Justice and Governance in India and South Asia
(Hosted by Centre for Himalayan Studies)

Prakash A. Shah

SHAH, Prakash A.

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Dr. Prakash Shah specialises in ethnic minorities/diasporas and the law, comparative law (with particular reference to South Asians) and in immigration, asylum and nationality law and has published widely in those fields. He is currently Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London and an Associate Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London.


- Forthcoming: ‘Religion in a super-diverse legal environment: Thoughts on the British scene’. In: Rubya Mehdi, Gordon R. Woodman, Erik Reeberg Sand and Hanne Petersen (eds.): Religion and law in multicultural societies. Copenhagen: DJØF Publishing.
- Forthcoming: ‘Between God and the Sultana? Legal Pluralism in the British Muslim diaspora’. In: Jørgen S. Nielsen and Lisbet Christoffersen (eds.): Tradition and renewal: Shari’ah as discourse and the encounter with Europe. London: I.B. Tauris.
- 2007 ‘A photographic essay on a Jain temple in diaspora’. In: Anjoom Mukadam and Sharmina Mawani (eds.): Gujaratis in the West: Evolving identities in contemporary society. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, pp. 79-92.
- 2007 Law and ethnic plurality: Socio-legal perspectives. Leiden and Boston: Martinus Nijhoff (sole edited by Prakash Shah).
- 2007 ‘Rituals of recognition: Ethnic minority marriages in British legal systems’. In: Shah, Prakash (ed.): Law and ethnic plurality: Socio-legal perspectives. Leiden and Boston: Martinus Nijhoff, pp. 177-202.
- 2006 ‘Thinking beyond religion: Legal pluralism in Britain’s South Asian diaspora’. (2006) Vol. 8, No. 3 Australian Journal of Asian law, pp. 237-260. 
- 2006 Migration, diasporas and legal systems in Europe. London: RoutledgeCavendish. (Editor and introduction chapter with Prof. Werner F. Menski.)