70 Years of the Indian Constitution Theorizing Indian Democracy

Adeel Hussain

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The following essay offers an overview of the different ways in which scholars have approached the theorization of Indian democracy. It then critically assesses the arguments proposed in Rohit De's "A People's Constitution: The Everyday Life of Law in the Indian Republic". It finds that while De fails to make a convincing case that people from the margins of Indian society impacted and shaped constitutionalism in the first decades after India's independence, his book still constitutes an important addition to the canon of writing about Indian democracy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-247
Number of pages15
JournalZeitschrift fur Auslandisches Offentliches Recht und Volkerrecht
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Law


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