The Constitution of India: Popular Sovereignty and Democratic Transformations

Hardcover | April 1, 2007

bySarbani Sen

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First book to explore the relationship between constitutionalism and popular sovereignty in the Indian context. It argues that the identity of the Indian constitution was shaped by a period of prolonged popular engagement in resisting a colonial regime and that it can be seen as a politicalsymbol of national identity rather than merely a patchwork legal text.

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First book to explore the relationship between constitutionalism and popular sovereignty in the Indian context. It argues that the identity of the Indian constitution was shaped by a period of prolonged popular engagement in resisting a colonial regime and that it can be seen as a politicalsymbol of national identity rather than merely...

Sarbani Sen received her PhD at Yale Law School; she practiced law at the Calcutta High Court. She is currently a Graham Fellow at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto and Research Associate at the Centre for Refugee Studies, York University, Toronto

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:222 pages, 8.43 × 5.35 × 0.79 inPublished:April 1, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195686497

ISBN - 13:9780195686494

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IntroductionPart I: Conceptualizing the Idea of Popular Sovereignty1. The Beginning of the Idea2. Developing the Relationship between Popular Sovereignty and ConstitutionalismPart II: Constructing a Sovereign Political Identity: The Indian Founding1. Constitution and Revolution2. Creating a United Political Community3. Redefining Popular Sovereignty, ConclusionPart III: Renewing the Idea of Popular Sovereignty: Post-founding Transformations