Working a Democratic Constitution: The Indian Experience

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Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 1999 - Political Science - 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. Thebook analyzes the ways in which various legal and political vicissitudes of democracy have affected the making of the Indian Constitution.

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In his book "The Argumentative Indian" while addressing the question "How successful has been the Indian Democracy?" Amartya Sen points to this book. I've not yet begin the book but it would be interesting to find the answer to such a pinching question. Read full review

Contents

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

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Granville Austin is a retired historian.

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