The Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution

Hardcover | April 23, 2016

EditorSujit Choudhry, Madhav Khosla, Pratap Bhanu Mehta

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The Indian Constitution is one of the world's longest and most important political texts. Its birth, over six decades ago, signalled the arrival of the first major post-colonial constitution and the world's largest and arguably most daring democratic experiment. Apart from greater domesticfocus on the Constitution and the institutional role of the Supreme Court within India's democratic framework, recent years have also witnessed enormous comparative interest in India's constitutional experiment. The Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution is a wide-ranging, analytical reflection on the major themes and debates that surround India's Constitution. The Handbook provides a comprehensive account of the developments and doctrinal features of India's Constitution, as well as articulatingframeworks and methodological approaches through which studies of Indian constitutionalism, and constitutionalism more generally, might proceed. Its contributions range from rigorous, legal studies of provisions within the text to reflections upon historical trends and social practices. As such theHandbook is an essential reference point not merely for Indian and comparative constitutional scholars, but for students of Indian democracy more generally.

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The Indian Constitution is one of the world's longest and most important political texts. Its birth, over six decades ago, signalled the arrival of the first major post-colonial constitution and the world's largest and arguably most daring democratic experiment. Apart from greater domesticfocus on the Constitution and the institutional...

Sujit Choudhry is Dean and I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law at the UC Berkeley School of Law. His books include The Migration of Constitutional Ideas (Cambridge, 2006) and Constitutional Design for Divided Societies: Integration or Accommodation (Oxford, 2008). Madhav Khosla is a PhD candidate at the Department of Government, Harvard...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:1072 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.98 inPublished:April 23, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction1. Sujit Choudhry, Madhav Khosla, and Pratap Bhanu Mehta: Locating Indian ConstitutionalismPart I: History2. Rohit De: Constitutional Antecedents3. Uday S. Mehta: Indian Constitutionalism: Crisis, Unity, and History4. Hanna Lerner: The Indian Founding: A Comparative PerspectivePart II: Negotiating Constitutionalism5. Chintan Chandrachud: Constitutional Interpretation6. Upendra Baxi: Law, Politics, and Constitutional Hegemony: The Supreme Court, Jurisprudence, and Demosprudence7. Gary Jacobsohn: Constitutional Identity8. Shruti Rajagopalan: Constitutional Change: A Public Choice Analysis9. Lavanya Rajamani: International Law and the Constitutional SchemaPart III: Constituting Democracy10. Niraja Gopal Jayal: Citizenship11. Sujit Choudhry: Language12. Aditya Sondhi: Elections13. Rahul Sagar: Emergency Powers14. Madhav Khosla: Constitutional AmendmentPart IV: Separation of Powers15. Justice (retd.) Ruma Pal: Separation of Powers16. M. R. Madhavan: Legislature: Composition, Qualifications, and Disqualifications17. Sidharth Chauhan: Legislature: Privileges and Process18. Shubhankar Dam: Executive19. Nick Robinson: Judicial Architecture and Capacity20. Justice (retd.) B. N. Srikrishna: Judicial Independence21. Raeesa Vakil: Jurisdiction22. T. V. Somanathan: The Administrative and Regulatory State23. Arun K. Thiruvengadam: Tribunals24. Prateek Jalan and Ritin Rai: Review of Administrative ActionPart V: Federalism25. Mahendra Pal Singh: The Federal Scheme26. V. Niranjan: Legislative Competence: The Union and the States27. Arvind Datar: Inter-State Trade and Commerce28. Harish Salve: Inter-State River Water Disputes29. Nirvikar Singh: Fiscal Federalism30. Louise Tillin: Asymmetric Federalism31. K. C. Sivaramakrishnan: Local GovernmentPart VI: Rights - Structures and Scope32. Ananth Padmanabhan: Rights: Breadth, Scope, and Applicability33. Stephen Gardbaum: Horizontal Effect34. Gopal Subramanium: Writs and Remedies35. Surya Deva: Savings Clauses: The Ninth Schedule and Articles 31A-C36. Gautam Bhatia: Directive Principles of State Policy37. Shyam Divan: Public Interest Litigation38. Shyam Balganesh: The Constitutionalization of Indian Private LawPart VII: Rights - Substance and Content39. Tarunabh Khaitan: Equality: Legislative Review under Article 1440. Vinay Sitapati: Reservations41. Ratna Kapur: Gender Equality42. Anup Surendranath: Life and Personal Liberty43. Abhinav Chandrachud: Due Process44. Aparna Chandra and Mrinal Satish: Criminal Law and the Constitution45. Lawrence Liang: Speech and Expression46. Menaka Guruswamy: Assembly and Association47. Anirudh Burman: Movement and Residence48. Vikramaditya Khanna: Profession, Occupation, Trade, and Business79. Ronojoy Sen: Secularism and Religious Freedom50. Flavia Agnes: Personal Laws51. K. Vivek Reddy: Minority Educational Institutions52. Namita Wahi: PropertyPart VIII: The Government's Legal Personality53. V. Umakanth: Government Contracts54. Neel Maitra: Sovereign Immunity55. Raju Ramachandran: Public Employment and Service LawEpilogue56. Mark Tushnet: The Indian Constitution Seen from Outside