Sumit Baudh

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Sumit Baudh
Nationality India
Occupation Lawyer, academic, activist
Employer O. P. Jindal Global University

Sumit Baudh is a lawyer, academic, and activist, known for his scholarship and advocacy on LGBT and Dalit issues in India.[1][2]

Baudh obtained an honours degree in Law and Arts from the National Law School of India and then a Masters (LLM) degree from the London School of Economics.[3] He then graduated from the Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) program at the UCLA School of Law.[4]

Template:As of, Baudh is an Associate Professor at the O. P. Jindal Global University law school, where he also serves as the Executive Director of the Centre on Public Law and Jurisprudence. He has also been a fellow with the Transnational Law Institute at the King's College London (2016), research fellow at Columbia Law School (2015), Human Rights Fellow at the University of California (2014),[5] and a fellow at UCLA School of Law (2014-14).[4] He has also worked with United Nations Development Programme, CARE India, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, and the AMAN Trust.[6]

Baudh's scholarship examines issues relating to human rights, sexuality, and colonial homophobic sodomy laws and their impacts across South Asia.[7][8]

Section 377

Baudh is gay and a Dalit.[9] Baudh has been involved with, and sometimes described as the nodal person[10] of, the Voices Against 377,[11][12][13][14][15] an advocacy organisation working against Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalised homosexual sexual activities. The Times of India described Voices Against 377 as "one of the organisations that has filed an intervention application in the high court seeking a 'reading down' of the law."[16]


Baudh is also an artist whose work includes "sound sculpture"[17] and "photo performance."[18] His work has been exhibited in India[17][19][20][21] and the United States.[18][22]

Published works


  1. Susan, Nisha (June 20, 2009). "Bootstrap Astronauts". Tehelka. 
  2. Baruah, Sanjib KR (2011-07-10). "Gay world: Never been better, but bigger fight ahead" (in en). Hindustan Times. 
  3. "Law at the Intersection of Caste, Gender and Sexuality in India". Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law. 2014-10-14. Retrieved 2017-07-18. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Sumit Baudh, Michael D. Palm Fellow" (in en-US). Williams Institute. 
  5. "Annual Report 2014: Pursuing Justice Through Science and Law". UC Berkeley School of Law Human Rights Center. 2015. p. 29. 
  6. "Who We Are | Voices Against 377" (in en-US). 
  7. Baudh, Sumit (2013-01-01) (in English). Decriminalisation of consensual same-sex sexual acts in the South Asian Commonwealth: struggles in contexts. London: School of Advanced Study, University of London. OCLC 904816036. 
  8. Gemmerli, Tobias (2009). "Queering Development — Incorporating Sexuality: The problem of heteronormativity in the development paradigm". 
  9. Sultan, Iman (15 November 2015). "‘Perform(art)ive’: Engaging the east". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 2017-07-18. 
  10. Perera, Ayeshea (Jul 3, 2009). "Be happy and gay; historic high court judgement". Livemint. 
  11. Singh, Gayeti (August 2008). "377 Quit India!". Hard News. 
  12. "'Gay Ho' rents air at Jantar Mantar". The Times of India. Jul 3, 2009. 
  13. Ellis, Justin (7 May 2008). "377 petition hearing set by Delhi high court" (in en). Fridae. 
  14. Singh, Gayeti (August 2008). "377 Quit India!" (in en). 
  15. Kazmin, Amy (2009-07-03). "Indian court overturns law against gay sex". Financial Times. ISSN 0307-1766. 
  16. "Delhi HC to take up PIL on gay rights". The Times of India. 
  17. 17.0 17.1 Weber, Elanor Ivory (17 May 2013). "Queering Making II". Frieze. 
  18. 18.0 18.1 ""perform(art)ive" by 12G" (in en-US). 
  19. "Eight Artists Explore the Concept of Queer in Two-Part Exhibition" (in en). Artinfo. 
  20. Daftuar, Swati (2013-02-23). "Showcase: An open house for art" (in en-IN). The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. 
  21. "‘Perform(art)ive’: Engaging the east - The Express Tribune" (in en-US). The Express Tribune. 2015-11-15. 
  22. "Presented Artists in ACAW Consortium Partners' Exhibitions & Programs" (in en-US).