Dr Javed Iqbal Wani
Head of Research and Publications (H)

Dr. Javed Iqbal Wani is the Head of Research and Publications (consultant), at the Centre for Studies of Plural Societies (CSPS). He is currently working as a Senior Assistant Professor at the School of Law, Governance and Citizenship, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD). In the past, he taught at Royal Holloway, University of London, and Jamia Millia Islamia. Dr Wani received his PhD from the Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London in 2016. He has published research papers in reputed journals such as Economic and Political Weekly of India (EPW), South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, Labour History, Journal of South Asian History and Sociology, and Journal of Royal Asiatic Society. His commentaries are published in reputed national newspapers and news portals in India. He specialises and teaches courses in Modern History and Politics of South Asia and is particularly interested in issues concerning public order. His academic publications are available on ORCID. His upcoming monograph will be published by Cambridge University Press in early 2023.


  • Wani, Javed Iqbal. Regulating Hooligans and Mawaalis: Collective Action and the Politics of Public Order in Late Colonial India, South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies,(Nov. 2021) DOI: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00856401.2022.1986928
  • Wani, Javed Iqbal. “‘Using a Blacksmith’s Hammer to Crush a Fly’: Jallianwala Bagh, Public Order and Popular Protests in Late Colonial India.” History and Sociology of South Asia, (October 2021). https://doi.org/10.1177/22308075211049835.
  • Wani, Javed Iqbal (2021) Public order and the fear of the ‘outsider’: porosity of labour politics in late colonial India, Labor History, DOI: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0023656X.2021.1968360
  • Wani, Javed Iqbal, “Court as a Theatre of Politics: Sikh- Muslim Confrontation in Colonial Punjab.” Economic and Political Weekly, (Special article) Vol. 55, Issue 28-29, July 2020. https://www.epw.in/journal/2020/28-29/special-articles/court-theatre-politics.html
  • Wani, Javed Iqbal. “Public Order and Popular Protest in Colonial India: Remembering Jallianwala Bagh Massacre after a Century.” (Working Paper) Cambridge Open Engage, 2020. doi:10.33774/coe-2020-b55vb-v2.
  • Book chapter titled “British Colonialism, Authority and the Framework of ‘Order’ in Nineteenth century Colonial India”in the edited Volume Commanding Words: Essays on the Discursive Constructions, Manifestations and Subversion of Authority, edited by Dr. Lynda Chouiten, Published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing (may 2016) ISBN (13): 978-1-4438-8880-6.
  • Review of “Nation-State and Minority Rights in India: comparative perspectives on Muslim and Sikh identities” by Tanweer Fazal in International Journal of South Asian History and Culture (Taylor & Francis), June 26, 2015. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19472498.2015.1063215
  • Review of “Kafkaland: Prejudice, Law and Counter-terrorism in India”by Manisha Sethi in Contemporary South Asia (Taylor and Francis), Vol 24, Issue: 01. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09584935.2016.1153393
  • “A Burkean Sensibility” published in Biblio, ISSN NO. 0971-8982, Jan- March Issue, 2017.
  • “Court of Last Resort” published in Biblio ISSN No. 0971-8982, May 2016.