Constitutionalizing India: An Ideational Project

By: Bidyut Chakrabarty (Ed.)

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It is widely believed that the 1950 Constitution of India is largely borrowed from the 1935 Government of India Act. However, Constitutionalizing India argues, to the contrary, that the Indian Constitution is an ideational project in which competing notions of ‘indigenous’ influences and their ‘alien’ counterparts converged to contribute to the fashioning of the Constitution. Documenting the fierce debates between liberalism, enlightenment, and the Gandhian idea of Swaraj, the book provides a new narrative of constitutionalization of India. It reflects on the efforts of the founding fathers who despite their political differences framed the constitution based on the fundamental ethos of liberal constitutionalism. By recounting the processes and events leading to the formation of the Indian constitution, the book also outlines how British liberalism became ‘an ideology of the natives’ and an empowering device that brought people of different socio-economic identities together for a common cause. PRINTED PAGES: 308.

Title: Constitutionalizing India: An Ideational Project

Author Name: Bidyut Chakrabarty (Ed.)

Categories: India, Law,

Publisher: New Delhi, Oxford University Press: 2018

ISBN: 0199487626

ISBN 13: 9780199487622

Binding: Hardcover

Seller ID: 900624

Keywords: Constitutionalizing India: An Ideational Project Bidyut Chakrabarty (Ed.)