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Constitutional democracy in India, Bidyut Chakrabarty

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Constitutional democracy in India
Title
Constitutional democracy in India
Statement of responsibility
Bidyut Chakrabarty
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Language
eng
Summary
"Constitutional democracy is both a structure of governance and a way of providing an ideological perspective on governance. The 1950 Constitution of India established constitutional democracy in India and the narrative of the rise and consolidation of constitutional democracy in India cannot be understood without comprehending the politico-ideological processes that consolidated simultaneously both colonialism and constitutional liberalism. This book examines the processes leading to constitutionalizing India and challenges the conventional idea that the Constitution of India is a borrowed doctrine. A careful study of the processes reveals that the 1950 Constitution was the culmination of an ideational battle that had begun with the consolidation of the British Enlightenment philosophy in the early days of British paramountcy in India. The book therefore argues that constitutionalizing endeavour in India had a clear imprint of ideas which had its root in this philosophy. The study reveals a striking continuity of the same kind of ideological sentiments when the nationalists devised their own constitutionalizing design, visible in the 1928 Motilal Nehru report and which reappeared in the 1945 Sapru Committee report. Deviating from the conventional study of constitutional evolution of a polity, which is generally legalistic, this book explores the processes since the beginning of colonial rule in India which led to the conceptualization of constitutional democracy in a milieu engaging with arguments formulated by James and JS Mill. A detailed analysis of the roots of constitutional and political liberalism in India, this book sheds light on the material surrounding India's constitutional development"--
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1958-
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Chakrabarty, Bidyut
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge Studies in South Asian Politics
Series volume
13
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  • India
  • India
  • Democracy
  • Enlightenment
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Constitutional democracy in India, Bidyut Chakrabarty
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Constitutional democracy in India : an ideational battle -- The British initiatives in constitutionalizing India -- Designing of constitutional democracy in India : the constituent assembly's inputs -- Indian democracy : liberalism in its reinvented form -- Changing texture of Indian polity, the 2014 national poll and its aftermath -- Judiciary and constitutional democracy in India
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 215 pages
Isbn
9781138551886
Lccn
2017045935
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1007048446
Label
Constitutional democracy in India, Bidyut Chakrabarty
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Constitutional democracy in India : an ideational battle -- The British initiatives in constitutionalizing India -- Designing of constitutional democracy in India : the constituent assembly's inputs -- Indian democracy : liberalism in its reinvented form -- Changing texture of Indian polity, the 2014 national poll and its aftermath -- Judiciary and constitutional democracy in India
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 215 pages
Isbn
9781138551886
Lccn
2017045935
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1007048446

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