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The Indian Constitution: Cornerstone of a Nation

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The Indian Constitution provides a history of the Indian Constituent Assembly. It discusses how and why the members of the Assembly wrote their constitution as they did. This new edition of Austin's classic work has a preface that brings it up to date with contemporary developments in constitutional law.
Paperback, 416 pages
Published January 20th 2000 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published December 1999)
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Raghavan
Nov 25, 2013 Raghavan rated it it was amazing
Though published in 1966, well before Indian democracy dangerously came close to becoming a dictatorship, and successfully had a change of government, this book lucidly explains why India has been an exception to the rule that democracy has failed in third world countries.
This is not a book explaining the provisions of the constitution, but the motives and the situations that the resulted in framing the constitution the way it was.
The debates on fundamental rights, federal vs unitary government,
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Mg Thamizhvalavan
I read this book after reading the obituary lolumn in the Frontline. An excellent description of Indian Constitution!
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