Malagodi, Mara

Dr Mara Malagodi  


Position held

LSE Fellow


Experience keywords:

South Asian laws; comparative constitutional law; human rights; law and conflict

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Mara Malagodi is British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in the Law Department at the LSE. Mara’s project (2012-15) investigates patterns of exclusion of Nepal’s ethnolinguistic, religious and regional groups, dalits, women and LGBTs in the constitutional arena following the re-democratisation of 1990 by mapping Supreme Court’s decisions interpreting the Right to Equality.

Mara holds her doctorate, MA in South Asian Studies and BA in Nepali & Politics from SOAS (London), her Laurea Degree in International Relations and Diplomacy from the University of Trieste, and GDL from the College of Law. Mara is now completing her qualification as a barrister and is a member of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, which has been supporting her legal training through the Blackstone Entrance Exhibition (2010) and BPTC Quatercentenary Scholarship (2011)

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Countries and regions to which research relates:

India; Nepal; Pakistan; South Asia

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Malagodi, Mara (2014) The saga of Nepal’s embattled constitutional politics continues South Asia @ LSE (22 Oct 2014) blog


Malagodi, Mara (2013) Constitutional developments in a Himalayan kingdom: the experience of Nepal In: Khilnani, Sunil and Raghavan, Vikram and Thiruvengadam, Arun K., (eds.) Comparative Constitutionalism in South Asia. Oxford University Press, India, Delhi, India. ISBN 9780198081760

Malagodi, Mara (2013) Constitutionalism, state restructuring and identity politics in Nepal South Asia @ LSE (22 Jul 2013) blog

Malagodi, Mara (2013) #NepalCounts: a post-mortem of the CA2 Elections South Asia @ LSE (13 Dec 2013) blog

Malagodi, Mara (2013) Nepal at the polls South Asia @ LSE (15 Nov 2013) blog

Malagodi, Mara (2013) Constitutional nationalism and legal exclusion: equality, identity politics and democracy in Nepal (1990-2007) Oxford University Press, New Delhi, India. ISBN 9780198082910


Malagodi, Mara (2012) Constitutional change and the quest for legal inclusion in Nepal In: Harvey, Colin and Schwartz, Alexander, (eds.) Rights in Divided Societies. Human rights law in perspective (17). Hart Publishing, Oxford, UK, 169-196. ISBN 9781849461009

Malagodi, Mara (2012) Nepal history In: South Asia 2013. The Europa regional surveys of the world (10th). Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9781857436563

Rasaratnam, Madurika and Malagodi, Mara (2012) Eyes wide shut?: persistent conflict and liberal peace interventions in Nepal and Sri Lanka Conflict, Security and Development, 12 (3). 299-327. ISSN 1467-8802


Malagodi, Mara (2011) The end of a national monarchy: Nepal's recent constitutional transition from Hindu kingdom to secular federal republic Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, 11 (2). 234-251. ISSN 1473-8481


Malagodi, Mara (2010) The cost of reconciliation - impunity and accountability in post-conflict Nepal Law and Society Trust Review, 21 (275). 35-47. ISSN 1391-5770

Malagodi, Mara (2010) Minority rights and constitutional borrowings in the drafting of Nepal's 1990 constitution European Bulletin of Himalayan Research, 37. 56-81. ISSN 0943-8254


Malagodi, Mara (2008) Forging the Nepali nation through law: a reflection on the use of western legal tools in a Himalayan kingdom Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, 8 (3). 433-452. ISSN 1754-9469

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