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Return to Book Page. The Oxford India Short Introductions are concise, stimulating, and accessible guides to different aspects of India.
Combining authoritative analysis, new ideas, and diverse perspectives, they discuss subjects which are topical yet enduring, as also emerging areas of study and debate. Giving identity to over a billion people, the Indian Constitution is one of the world’s gr The Oxford India Short Introductions are concise, stimulating, and accessible guides to different aspects of India. Amdhav identity to over a billion people, the Indian Constitution is one of the world’s great political texts.
Drafted over six decades ago, its endurance and operation have fascinated and surprised many. In this short introduction, Madhav Khosla brings to light its many features, aspirations, and controversies.
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How does the Constitution separate power between different political actors? What form of citizenship does it embrace? And how can it change? In answering questions such as indlan, Khosla unravels the document’s remarkable and challenging journey, inviting readers to reflect upon the theory and practice of constitutionalism in the world’s largest democracy.
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Apr 28, Jagrut Gadit rated it it was amazing. I congratulate and thank Madhav Khosla for writing a fantastic intellectually stimulating introduction to Indian constitution.
But Khosla really brings the dynamic and evolutionary character of the constitution to life in terms of its semantic, interpretative and textual aspects with some very effective and incisive writing. This book can safely be prescribed as the best introduction to not only the Indian constitution, but also the practice of constitutionalism in general for imdian non-specialized.
Someone looking for mere information or data may be disappointed here, but that is a very narrow conception of an introductory book. In fact if the introductory book can highlight the essential conceptual, thematic and problematic aspects of its domain that is an achievement and can whet the appetite of the knosla and spur further study.
His self-professed aim of reading the constitution holistically really seems to have borne fruit. After reading this book one is filled with the idea of the constitution as a living and growing text with positive possibilities of evolution and a real need for care and nurture to preempt the possibility of decay and degeneration.
Various important issues, debates and controversies about our constitution and its practice which are effectively highlighted by Khosla are as follows: Jun 23, Jayakrishnan rated it it was amazing. Does an mmadhav Indian know as much about Article 20 constitutiion an average American about the Fifth Amendment?
The agenesis of constitutional sensitivity among Indians is quite disturbing. The Indian Constitution is a remarkable document – it ‘constitutes’ an enormous populace, as diverse and discordant as one can be, into a democratic republic; it has withstood the madhaf of time, war, poverty, political unrest and opprobri Does an average Indian know as much about Article 20 as an average American about the Indoan Amendment?
The Indian Constitution is a remarkable document – it ‘constitutes’ an enormous populace, as diverse and discordant as one can be, into a democratic republic; it has withstood kadhav test of time, war, poverty, political unrest and opprobrious amendments.
But how well do we know our Constitution? Before answering that question, one might want to read Madhav Khosla’s brilliant and astonishingly original commentary on The Indian Constitution.
This is a short book, kjosla to the Oxford India Short Introductions series. In fact, it was shorter than I had expected. In all other respects, it went beyond my expectations. The book is divided into four thematic chapters — separation of constiitution, federalism, rights and goals and changing the constitution. The writing is lucid. It is accessible to a layperson, but one must not expect a zeroth level, provision by provision introduction.
Khosla’s analysis is as profound as his subject. He drives home his points with cogent arguments.
The discussions on due process vis-a-vis procedure established by law and the synthesis of Article 15 1 with Aricle 15 4 are just two examples of his interesting presentation. The author relies on case laws to elucidate the evolution of the constitution.
Discussions on developments and decline in Indian constitutional jurisprudence are often overshadowed by the political contexts in which those developments took place. This book is an exception. On the other hand, it prompts the reader to indina a host of questions: Divorced from their political contexts, do the various judgements that seemed to speak volumes when rendered, remain as momentous as they were perceived to be?
Did consitution politics of the day obscure in any way our reading of what was written in fine print? Or were it on minor quibbles that our judges interpreted and re-interpreted the very source of their authorithy? Khosla’s exposition is not dominated -for good or bad – by the inevitable ‘basic structure doctrine’.
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The author seemed to have restrained himself from expounding as to what constitutes the basic structure, and avoided, quite cleverly so given the ambiguities involved, explaining the two-tiered test developed in I.
Barring this one point, this book is self-contained and it does achieve with distinction its objective of introducing the Constitution. Khospa 05, Vikas Datta rated it liked it. A fair enough effort but slightly opaque at some places where it should have been more lucid Sep 27, Beera rated it really liked it. This short and accessible introduction to the Indian Madhv is beautifully written by Madhav Khosala.
The ‘Contents’ of this book should provide high-level structure of what the book is about. It involves not the legal terms or minute details as with other Constitution books. It is impossible to talk of Indian Constitution without involving Supreme Court cases.
A majority of This short and accessible introduction to the Indian Constitution is beautifully written by Madhav Khosala. A majority of the narrative is based around the cases. The most capturing and engaging part in this book really comes when Mr. Khosala involves the word ‘asymmetry’ in his discourse to relate it to many elements in the Constitution.
It changes your perception dramatically. If you still perceive Indian Constitution to be influenced by the West, then by the end you will probably change your views. Yes, the origins of it are from the West, but madha document is now having its mqdhav story and uniqueness, which Mr.
This book is conetitution in detailed yet sensitive manner and conclusion by author is really apt Sep 29, Viswanathan rated it liked it.
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It could have been lucid at some areas like while discussing social rights adjudication. Sep 28, Aditya Kumar Tiwari rated it really liked it. A good book on Indian Constitution with a lucid analysis of the constitution, fundamental rights, federalism and amendment provisions helpful both for a layman as well as for an expert.
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