Working a Democratic Constitution: The Indian Experience

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Oxford University Press, 1999 - Law - 771 pages
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This important book offers critical insights into four decades of the Indian Constitution. It charts the course of constitutional reform in India from the euphoric idealism of the post-independence period, through the crisis years of emergency, and up to Rajiv Gandhi's brief stay in power. The book analyzes the ways in which various legal and political vicissitudes of democracy have affected the making of the Indian Constitution.

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User Review  - Saurabh Rai - Flipkart

A polity equivalent of 'India After Gandhi'. In terms of coverage detail and conceptual clarity that it fetches above par than the majority of well known books written on the subject. A must read for ... Read full review

Great Read..Especially for Law students with a Constitutional Fetish

User Review  - Arjun Menon - Flipkart

The great thing about this book is that Austin somehow obtained the letter sent to the then Law Secretary by Mr. VKT Chari who was the Advocate General for the State of Madras..His Idea was to ... Read full review

Contents

The Great Constitutional Themes
8
FREE SPEECH LIBERTY AND PUBLIC ORDER
38
THE SOCIAL REVOLUTION AND
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Copyright

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Granville Austin is a retired historian.

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