Tahir Mahmood – Distinguished Jurist Chair & Professor of Eminence, Faculty of Law, Amity University, New Delhi

Dr. Tahir Mahmood had his higher legal education in England and is a senior Law Professor of India with a teaching and research career of over half a century. He spent about three decades in Delhi University and served as Dean of its Law Faculty. In 2003 he moved to Amity University where he holds the positions of Distinguished Jurist Chair, Professor of Eminence, and Chairman of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. He has been on deputation to the Government of India as Chairman of the National Minorities Commission and Member of the National Human Rights Commission, National Commission for Backward Classes among Minorities, and Law Commission of India. His major interests are in religion-state relations, Islamic law and other family laws. His many publications include Laws of India on Religion and Religious Affairs (2008), Religion, Law and Society across the Globe (2013), Reminiscing on Law Brains: Bench, Bar and Academia (2014), Principles of Hindu Law: Personal Law of Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and Sikhs (2014), Amid Gods and Lords: Living through Labyrinths of Religion and Law (2nd edn 2015), Minorities Commission 1978-2015: Minor Role in Major Affairs (2nd edn 2016), Muslim Law in India and Abroad (2nd edn 2016). His books on family laws have been cited in a large number of judgments of the Supreme Court and various High Courts of India. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies at Brigham Young University in the US, Steering Committee of Italy-based International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies, and Editorial Board of the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs (KA University, Saudi Arabia). He is the recipient of the Shah Waliullah Award for Contemporary Understanding of Islamic Law (India 2009), and the Distinguished Academic Services Award (US, 2010).