The Truth Machines







The  Truth Machines: Policing, Violence, and Scientific Interrogations in India, University of Michigan Press, Orient Blackswan (South Asia Edition), 2020.

In Conversation with Prof. Jinee Lokaneeta:  The Public Secret of Torture, its dimensions and context.Indian Journal for Law and Public Policy, September 2020. 

Webinar on Torture and Policing in India (Solidarity Across Distances Lecture), July, 2020.

Book Interview with Polis Project, May 2020.

Discussion on the Book in Law and Other Things Blog


“Why Police in India Use ‘Third-Degree’ Torture Methods for Interrogation” | The Wire

“What does the turn to using ‘truth serums’ (narcoanalysis) mean for India’s police?” |  The Big Q

“Scaffold of the Rule of Law—Terror Suspects and the Experience of Violence”  | The Polis Project