Theorizing Indian Democracy
17 Pages Posted: 1 Aug 2019
Date Written: August 1, 2019
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. 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.
Keywords: Comparative constitutionalism, democracy, India
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