(Mukherjee, Mithi - 2016) -- ACLS Fellows (ACLS/SSRC/NEH International and Area Studies Fellowships and ACLS/New York Public Library Fellowships)
Professor Mukherjee specializes in the legal, political and cultural history of modern India. Her ACLS fellowship has contributed to her research into the life and work of Radhabinod Pal, arguably the most important Asian jurist of the twentieth century. Pal won worldwide attention with his lone dissenting judgment in the Tokyo Trials of 1946. Mukherjee’s project locates Pal’s counter- discourse of international law within the long history of anticolonialism and Pan-Asianism and highlights the critical role non- western thinkers have played in the history of international law.